Re: Mondo Out of Date in Woody
On 22 Aug 2002, Thomas H. George wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 04:23:24PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 04:21:57PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 10:07:53AM -0500, Thomas H. George,,, wrote:
> > > > Wow, I didn't realize that Debian was pushing such an old version. Well,
> > > > we have updated mondo many versions and I doubt that this problem exists in
> > > > the newer version. Please upgrade to a later version, and ask your debian
> > > > maintaner to get a newer version of mondo in the stable release.
> > >
> > > Please file a bug against the mondo package using 'reportbug'.
> > Or actually, don't. The version in unstable is 1.43.7-1, and the
> > maintainer cannot now do anything about what version is in stable.
> > --
> > Colin Watson [email@example.com]
> Frustrating. Most packages in the stable distribution have everything I
> need so I have little incentive to install packages from testing.
> Might they not have dependencies on other testing packages which, if
> installed, could affect some of the other stable packages?
> I could, of course, wait until version 1.43.7-1 is moved to stable
> trusting that no hardware failure wiped out my system before then.
> Alternately, I could purge mondo version 1.42.1-1, unpack the old
> version of mondo that worked with potato and see if it will still work
> with woody. The latter seems the safer course as, even if it no longer
> works, it is unlikely to crash the system.
> I think I'll try it.
You could compile the unstable version on stable using the debian source
files (mondo...orig.tar.gz, mondo..dsc, mondo...diff) and compile them
into a mondo..deb, which you can then install using dpkg -i. This is
fairly simple, and I have done similar things this successfully on quite
complicated packages. The first step would be something like'
apt-get source -t unstable mondo
assuming you have the deb-src (deb sources) for unstable in sources.list,
or you could fetch the files manually using "wget -c". DO NOT download
using a web browser as this might mess up the md5sums. Of course this
assumes the build dependencies in woody are current enough. The rest of
the procedure is also pretty straighforward. I recommend using "debuild
binary" which will do everything for you. debuild is in package
Of course, you might first just try looking at the version in unstable and
seeing if it indeed requires more recent versions of dependencies than are