Re: amd64 testing repository
Jean-Michel POURE <email@example.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:
> 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.
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,