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Re: debian 8.0 hppa installed successfully

Thanks Dave,

I tried, and when I try to manually install some package already present, I get a message like this:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-core locales xserver-xorg-video-modesetting                                                        
Reading package lists... Done                                                   
Building dependency tree                                                        
Reading state information... Done                                               
xserver-xorg-video-modesetting is already the newest version.                   
xserver-xorg-video-modesetting set to manually installed.                       
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have               
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable              
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created              
or been moved out of Incoming.                                                  
The following information may help to resolve the situation:                    
The following packages have unmet dependencies:                                 
 locales : Depends: libc-bin (> 2.24) but 2.23-5+b1 is to be installed          
 xserver-xorg-core : Conflicts: xserver-xorg-video-modesetting                  
 xserver-xorg-video-modesetting : Depends: xorg-video-abi-18                    
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I believe this has something to do about the fact, that you mentioned, of unstable packages... I guess I'll have to try each one...



2016-09-07 16:57 GMT+02:00 John David Anglin <dave.anglin@bell.net>:
On 2016-09-07 10:00 AM, Paolo Borsa wrote:
Ok, I have added ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports <http://ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports> to my apt sources.list file and installed the key. So far so good, I can search packages and install them. But...
I installed the system with kde desktop. When I try to "apt-get install something", aptitude is trying to remove around 350 packages, most of them are kde or xserver related.

I suggest the following for updating your system:

1) Update /etc/apt/sources.list so that it points to the debian unstable ports archive for hppa.  See <https://www.ports.debian.org/>.
2) Run apt-get update; apt-get upgrade.  This should upgrade the packages which don't require something being removed.
3) There will be a bunch of packages (probably quite a few) that are held back.  Try installing these more or less individually
with apt-get install.  Start with most "important" first.  Don't do install if apt wants to remove packages unrelated to the
package being installed.  On unstable, packages change quite frequently and there is often a delay in "all" packages being
installed on porta.debian.org.  So, held packages are common. Usually, it is best to just wait for the dependencies to resolve.

After your system is updated, you should be able to install new packages without apt trying to remove everything.

Most kde packages are available for hppa.  Think all xserver packages are available.

The parisc wiki site has a wealth of info and can provide info on graphics support, etc:

In general, accelerated graphics don't work.  There is frame buffer support for a number of cards including VisEG
which may be in your c3750.


John David Anglin  dave.anglin@bell.net

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