Re: safe to upgrade sid?
On Saturday 16 July 2005 01:37 pm, Anders Breindahl wrote:
> On Saturday 16 July 2005 05:11, Josh Metzler wrote:
> > There is also the gcc 4.0 transition going on and the xfree86 -> x.org
> > transition. The current plan is that qt3 and then kde 3.4 will be
> > uploaded once x.org has built on all architectures. I plan to wait on
> > upgrading anything x or kde related until kde 3.4 is available,
> > assuming that that will indicate the transitions that affect me will
> > be made. You may want to do the same.
> It is rather disturbing, that errors in libraries in unstable is not
> prioritized any higher than the ongoing transitions.
As I understand it, it isn't a matter of priorities, but that it is not
possible to get a fixed kdelibs4 3.3.2 packages into sid. Since a number of
the libraries that kdelibs depends on have made the gcc 4.0 transition
already, kdelibs would be building against a mix of packages compiled with
gcc 4.0 and others with 3.3.
> You can of course upgrade, but you'll need to manually install the old
> kdelibs-packages (-6.1). They'll be upgraded next time too, AFAIK.
# echo "kdelibs4 hold" | dpkg --set-selections
# echo "kdelibs-data hold" | dpkg --set-selections
Then once the transition is over, I will echo "kdelibs4 install" | dpkg
--set-selections, and the same for kdelibs-data. That way I don't need to
worry about forgetting and upgrading them.
> Annoying. But then again, that's ``unstable'' for you.
Actually, I haven't said yes to apt-get -u upgrade for a few weeks now, with
all the transitions that are going on. I've been picking and choosing
individual packages. It is a pain, but I chose it, I guess.