Shawn H Corey wrote:
Hi ShawnOn Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:24:50 +0100 Elimar Riesebieter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:* Shawn H Corey [100326 14:41 -0400]On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:23:34 +0100 Elimar Riesebieter <email@example.com> wrote:* Shawn H Corey [100326 14:18 -0400] [...]$ apt-cache search libxfconf $ Apparently, it's not in my /etc/apt/sources.list Where can I find it?In sid.OK, if I upgrade, will that give me sid or do I have to install it?I'd tell apt to catch sid and dist-upgrade.How do I "catch sid"? I never heard of that phrase before.
Beware, thar be dragons :-)
That you're asking these questions suggests it is a bit early for you to consider upgrading to sid (he's the one in Toy Story who breaks toys in spectacular fashion) aka unstable.
I guess you're running lenny/stable and I've just checked the apt-cache one of our ppc servers here and yes, it's not available in Lenny.
You may not need to upgrade the whole system to sid but you may be able to upgrade that package alone or more probably, xfce.
Before you do anything I would install apt-listbugs because when you're upgrading stuff it will show you what's got bugs.
After that edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change all references from lenny or stable to sid, then save the file and run either:
DO NOT upgrade
If you are familiar with aptitude in interactive mode search for the package and try to upgrade just that package. Aptitude will show you if you're going to break something and hitting "e" will offer various solutions. Alternatively:
# apt-cache search libxfconf
will show you what package is available and then do:
#apt-get install packagename
It should notify you of missing dependencies etc.
If it does install without a hitch, go back to your sources.list and change sid to lenny again. Do another apt-get update and all will be back to normal. When you're a bit more familiar with Debian and feeling adventurous, google on stable versus sid.
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