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Re: php4 package broken

On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:28:23PM +0100, Jean-Christophe Michel wrote:
> Hi,
> I use a testing on Pismo G3. After I made a dist-upgrade to update all
> packages on hold, aptitude asked to remove php4 package because an unmet
> dependancy with libc6 (it seems to me...)
> I need php4. How can I 
> 1. downgrade to have previous version back
> 2. get php4 from unstable without upgrading all ?
> (I tried to add a line with unstable in sources.list and 
> put in preferences
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=testing
> Pin-Priority: 800
> Package: *
> Pin: release a=stable
> Pin-Priority: 100
> Package: php4*
> Pin: release a=unstable
> Pin-Priority: 1100
> but apt-get update hangs on
> E: Dynamic MMpa ran out of room
> E: Error occured while processing xxdiff (NewVersion1)
> E: Problem with MergeList
> /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.u-strasbg.fr_debian_dists_unstables_main_binary-powerpc_Packages

For the apt problem,

<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2003/debian-boot-200302/msg00367.html";>Re: dynamic MMap ran out of room.. no apt.conf file?</a>

I think I read php4 was temporarily broken in testing, related to
the new libc6.

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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