Re: nautilus1.0 in woody...
On 22 Mar 2001 15:21:14 +0100, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Aubin Paul's letter:
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 08:49:57AM +0100, Jan-Hendrik Palic wrote:
> > > I use gnome 1.4beta on my woody, schuold this be my problem?
> > I think we need to make a FAQ based on the issues people have with
> > Ximian's packages. :) Ximian's versioning is different, there packages
> > often contain different things. For example, sawfish and sawfish-gnome
> > are in both Debian and Ximian. However, they're substantially
> > different packages.
> ximian and debian packages are not only "substantially different" but
> also incompatible at binary level. some days ago, after upgrading to
> nautilus 1.0 in sid and while having still 8-10 ximian gnome packages
> (some libraries, bonobo, etc.) nothing worked (nautilus crashed.)
> i purged my installation from *any* package with helix or ximian in
> it version string and replaced with packages from sid (this is difficult
> because ximian varsion is almost always >> than debian one, <g>) and
> everything worked again. binary incompatibilities, qed.
> > The best thing you can do for your machine is a dpkg -l | grep ximian
> > and purge those files, then do an apt-get install task-gnome-desktop
> > nautilus. Stick with the Debian packages, because mixing is failing
> > for almost everyone.
> and the worst part is that they don't have any intention to fix the
> problem of distributing incompatible debs.
What? We have absolutely no reason not to fix problems in these
packages. If there are bugs, most likely it is because we don't know
We can no longer claim to support Debian unstable with Ximian GNOME,
since unstable is changing a bit too fast underneath us. If there are
problems with testing or stable, though, I'd really appreciate it if
people would submit bug reports to bugzilla.ximian.com.