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Re: amd64 testing repository

Jean-Michel POURE <jm@poure.com> writes:

> Dear Friends,
> First of all, thanks for this great job working on a pure 64 Debian port.
> Just a few remarks and questions:
> 1) Using the new debian installer at first, it did not seem clear to me that I 
> had to choose an "expert" installation. Normal installation is done by 
> default using the testing repository, thus fails.

This was recently changed in D-I since to many users got confused by
sarge being called stable already or something.

> After a few tests, I understood that I had to type "expert" on the first 
> installer prompt. Could you add this information to: 
> https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html#id204230
> 2) After installation, I tried to install KDE and XFree86. It seems that most 
> packages are gone in the testing repository. A desktop environment would help 
> using the pure64 port.
> When do you think a pure64 testing repository will be available? it could ease 
> both installation and desktop usage.

goswin-guest@haydn:~/archive/sarge$ wb-status
      Known packages:    8351 (   8369)
  Installed packages:    7870
Needs-build packages:     228

Most packages should be there. The problem with KDE was that the sarge
version is broken. I fetched the testing-proposed-updates version and
build that to get things moving.

> 3) Alternatively, is there a way to configure /etc/apt/apt.conf to compile 
> source packages from testing repository for the pure64 port?

You just point it to the sarge repository instead of pure64 or you use

> Kind regards,
> Jean-Michel


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