Re: slang1 (<< 1.3) weirdness
>>>>>> "MS" == Michael G Schwern <email@example.com> writes:
> MS> I realize this is an old version of slang1. I upgraded to
> MS> 1.3.9 just now and get the same dependency problem (though I
> MS> expected it this time). Which leads to the next
> MS> question... how do I resolve this? Do gimp, et al really
> MS> depend on an old version of slang1?
C.M. Connelly wrote:
>I filed a whole slew of bug reports on this very problem. Some of
>the less important ones (aalib, aalib-bin, maybe pdmenu) have been
Um, a bug report? Let's keep this in perspective. Potato is the *unstable*
Debian tree (use at your own risk, etc.). From what I can tell, the
volunteers on the PowerPC team are doing a phenomenal job. Especially
since, well, like I said -- they're volunteers. Sure, it's annoying that
the packages aren't always compatable, but that's just because no one has
gotten around to recompiling them yet. That's less of a bug and more of a
"feature" of using unstable software. This will happen less frequently as
they get closer to release.
What I suggest is looking through the list of Debian ftp mirrors on the web
site and look for one that hasn't been updated in a month or two. You
should be able to find an older version of slang there that will work with
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