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Re: Pidgin with version patch

Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  You can find my try on <http://rhonda.deb.at/htdocs/debian/pidgin/>.

Why I get this message? "Sorry, but the requested page
http://rhonda.deb.at/htdocs/debian/pidgin/  could not be found on rhonda.deb.at."

I made my try, using the same modifications that were used to backport 2.3.1.
When I tried to upgrade the packages, I got the error:

main:/usr/src/debian-mr/pidgin-2.4.3-testing# dpkg -i
libpurple0_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_amd64.deb pidgin-data_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_all.deb
dpkg: considering removing pidgin-data in favour of libpurple0 ...
dpkg: no, cannot remove pidgin-data (--auto-deconfigure will help):
 pidgin depends on pidgin-data (<< 2.3.1-z)
  pidgin-data is to be removed.
dpkg: regarding libpurple0_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_amd64.deb containing libpurple0:
 libpurple0 conflicts with pidgin-data (<< 2.4.0-1)
  pidgin-data (version 2.3.1-2~bpo40+1) is installed.
dpkg: error processing libpurple0_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_amd64.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing libpurple0
(Reading database ... 199127 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace pidgin-data 2.3.1-2~bpo40+1 (using
pidgin-data_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement pidgin-data ...
Preparing to replace pidgin 2.3.1-2~bpo40+1 (using
pidgin_2.4.3-2~bpo40+1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement pidgin ...
Setting up pidgin-data (2.4.3-2~bpo40+1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of pidgin:
 pidgin depends on libpurple0 (>= 2.4.0); however:
  Version of libpurple0 on system is 2.3.1-2~bpo40+1.
dpkg: error processing pidgin (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

I don't know if I made some mistake.

My libltdl3-dev is from bpo and I can't downgrade it. Is it a problem?

In .changes files, my name is stated as Changed-By. Is this OK? They wrote in
the Mentors FAQ <http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/debian-mentors_FAQ.html>

"Make sure your name isn't in the Maintainer: or Changed-By: headers of the
.changes file."

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