RE: Bug#649503: Please package last version and upload it to unstable
if you try to install gnome-orca from sid or experimental you get the
root@bud:~# apt-get install gnome-orca
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome-orca : Depends: libgail-gnome-module but it is not installable
E: Broken packages
i think it is broken cause of the gnome3 transision
From: Jason White [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: Bug#649503: Please package last version and upload it to
Kenny Hitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> hi. Unfortunately, we won't know for sure until Debian switches.
> Based on what I've read, gnome 3 will be aweful, but maybe not.
3.2 is reputedly better than 3.0.
> My current gnome in Debian has already lost it's desktop and action menu.
I don't know if this is on purpose or a bug.
> I've decided to wait to file bugs until the transition completes.
I think that's a wise decision.
> Even though I'm not confident, I agree with Jason that it's time to switch
and file bugs.
> Switching Sid to the latest at-spi2 and gnome-orca now will allow for
> enough time to figure out work arounds for bugs that can't be fixed.
Debian is moving to Gnome 3.2 anyway, so we don't have a choice at this
point, unless I'm misunderstanding the situation. Gnome-shell depends
ultimately on AT-SPI 2, hence the request for the upgrade.
> My only concern is I've come to depend on iceweasel to manage my
> banking. If my access to iceweasel breaks, I'm going to be in trouble.
If you have more than one machine, I suppose you could put the relevant
Gnome-related packages on hold.
Iceweasel is the only X application I care about accessing at the moment.
The rest is not going to affect my work in any way. I run Libreoffice to
convert documents, but I do it from the shell with unoconv, which never
invokes the GUI.
I'm also interested in getting Chromium and ChromeVox running under Debian,
and ATK support for Chromium is reportedly under development as well, so
there will be more choices in the browser space soon. Webkit GTK is another
forthcoming option, but Chromium is clearly the popular candidate.
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