Re: crosshurd problem
On 8/18/06, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <email@example.com> wrote:
I tried installing debian/hurd through crosshurd on debian/linux
unstable. I got the problem indicating:
util-linux: Predepends: slang1a-utf8 (>1.4.4-7.1)
I searched for the repositories and that package wasn't there.
Instead there was lislang2 with higher version.
The complaining util-linux package comes from version 2.12-3 under
unstable, while under unreleased the version is 2.12-3+hurd2, and the
unreleased version doesn't depend upon this slang1a package but
instead upon slang2 one:
The version available under unstable is even higher, so I guess the
unreleased version of util-linux is correct while the unstable isn't.
I tried fixing the preferences of crosshurd reducing the unstable
Pin-Priority from 990 to 980 and then 970 without success. Notice the
unreleased Pin-Priority is 995. So I didn't know how to make
crosshurd use the unreleased version instead of the unstable one.
I also tried not using the unstable repositories, but that's useless,
since there are several required packages only there.
I tried modifying the Packages list so that I could remove from
unstable the listed util-linx package, but I got MD5SUM mismatches,
and then I tried just changing the dependency from what it originally
included to what the unreleased Packages list included for it, and
again I got MD5SUM mismatches.
One thing I need to mention is that I have the repositories mirrorred
locally in my disk since I don't have internet connection at home.
I'm right now upgrading the mirror (apt-mirror is a pretty nice tool)
from the office, but I don't know if that's enough to fix the problem.
Initially it sounds more like a crosshurd problem to me since it's
not able to pick the unreleased version over the unstable...
Is there a way to overcome this?
Thanks a lot,
Actually the upgrade on the packages revealed nothing new from the
hurd side. The versions for both unstable and released are still the
same, with the same dependencies.
What I don't know is whether there was a crosshurd upgrade or not on
the linux side, to see if now crosshurd can privilege unrelease over
unstable, but that's something I can't try in the office.
Any work arounds for the problems are very welcomed.
Thanks in advance,