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Re: Broken applications: Could we be honest?

The point is that they do not work exactly fine. For ddd, the console at the bottom is dead.
The keyboard fails. For grace(xmgrace) the same symptom is present in all 
text boxes. This appears to be a pretty general problem because the same is true for
Fedora Core 5, but not for Fedora Core 4. I have compiled xmgrace from sources and 
I have the same problem. I have done some looking and this problem surfaced
several years ago on a cygwin list. 
Just for the record, when I invoke xmgrace from the command line, I receive many errors like this:

Warning: String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfHelp

I get exactly the same set from ddd. Again, this is true for AMD64 for both Debian and for Fedora Core 5.

Art Edwards

On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 07:02:24PM +0200, Oliver Rother wrote:
> Art Edwards wrote:
> >Unless such core pieces as the debugging tool (ddd) and the data display 
> >tool
> >(xmgrace) are working, it is dishonest to pretend that the 64-bit version 
> >is ready for testing. 
> ddd and grace are in Debian testing (etch) amd64 and work fine. So where 
> exactly is the issue?
> We use an mixture of testing and unstable here with the following 
> priority setting /etc/apt/preferences:
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=testing
> Pin-Priority: -1
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=unstable
> Pin-Priority: -2
> So, if a package is still brocken in testing (as parts of gnome at least 
> at box installation time), we take it from unstable with
> apt-get install PACKAGE -t unstable,
> including its dependencies.
> So far, we observerd no major issues.
> --
> Oliver Rother, Department of Space Physics,
> University of Kiel, Leibnizstr. 11/505a, D-24118 Kiel
> phone: +49 (0)431 880 4802, fax: +49 (0)431 880 3968
> rother@physik.uni-kiel.de  www.ieap.uni-kiel.de/et

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