Re: gnome 2.6 upgrade report (bad news)
On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 09:53:54AM +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
> I have just done the ssame and I have to say it wasn't easy, but I
> suppose it's probably not meant to. I looked quite hard for a task that
> would have all the right dependencies, but I couldn't find anything, so
> I went through and installed the 2.6 versions of each package in one
> fairly large apt-get command ;)
I also looked for a dummy package with the right dependencies, but
couldn't find one. gnome-desktop-environment unfortunately hasn't been
uploaded in experimental to depend on 2.6 packages, which seems to make
upgrading rather laborious and error-prone.
I see a lot of the results so far as being partly because there isn't a
virtual package triggering all the 2.6 ones already. Maybe g-d-e could
be version 48.1, 48.2 etc. in experimental, and becoming 49 once it hits
I think I finally have everything from experimental, but it's taken me
about 5 lines of unstable and much usage of "dpkg -l *gnome* libg* |
grep ^ii" to hunt them all down. There's probably a better way though.
PS. legacy bonobos and stuff seem to be a recurring pain on upgrade. Is
it possible for us to kill them on logout? That could make upgrades
while running a little more reliable, perhaps (with, presumably, the
cost of making logging in slightly slower).
loki /at/ internode.on.net
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