"Testing" is improving. However, since I've noticed some of the same
problems with conflicting or missing dependencies, I've chosen to install
"stable," use '=' to have dselect hold all packages, and then upgrade them
to testing as needed. So, for example, I go through and install the stable
release, hold all packages, and then I notice that in order to use Yahoo
chat, I have to upgrade Everybuddy. So I tell it to look at the "testing"
tree, change the status of that one back to normal, dselect then tells me
what else I would have to upgrade to install the new version of Everybuddy,
I let it do that much, and everything is fine.
From: Tom Allison [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 5:31 AM
I'll start out kind of vague as I'm looking for a yes/no kind of
reply right now.
I have a notebook that I installed about a year ago.
At the time I did a stable install and then upgraded to testing.
After running 'apt-get dist-upgrade' a lot, everything came up
cool and I have the XFree86 4.x support that I need.
I've recently tried the same method of installing and upgrading to
woody and this entire XFree86 is a complete bust, in addition to
many other problems I am seeing. I can't say that there are any
significant problems other than the deb packages seem to have all
there relationships in "dysfunctional" mode.
I start getting into so many conflicts that eventually it all
breaks down and when I am able to get most of the errors resolved,
there is nothing X related on the system and I can't seem to add
Has anyone else been finding upgrades to woody getting better or
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