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Re: Ibook on debian

On (26/07/05 18:01), Marco Guidetti wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2005, at 4:23 PM, Clive Menzies wrote:
> >Many people including me have been using KDE on powerpc sid (and Gnome
> >as well, I suspect).  Why do you say they are unusable?
> 'cause when i try
> #apt-get install kde
> i get error messages saying that this or that packages (can check if
> you find it useful) is not installable. That happened the first time
> trying to install debtags-edit (and the uninstallable package was
> libgtkmm-2.4-1 for what i remember, so it can be wrong), just a minute
> before installing kde.

You may be well aware of this but for the sake of the archive:

I suggest maintaining sid with aptitude and install apt-listbugs. ie.

# aptitude update
# aptitude upgrade
# aptitude install xxxx etc

then when you hit a dependency problem or open bugs that may cause a
problem, you can abandon the update or install and go into aptitude

# aptitude

you will then be able to adjust what gets upgraded or 'held'.

see: man aptitude

For me, who can't afford the downtime of dealing with a broken system,
it's allowed me to run sid without a problem for the last 18months.



> >It may be that something is pending transition to sid (xorg is replacing
> >xfree86) and holding you up.  In which case, you can either wait a few
> >days or find another solution which may involve installing the etch
> >version of Gnome or KDE until the dust settles
> i have installed xorg, and it works. :)
> >I haven't updated my G4 recently (it's not my main workstation) but on
> >amd64, I updated to xorg a couple of days ago and all seems fine.  I
> >don't know about KDE/Gnome, I use xfce4.2.
> i have here only x86 'puters with debian except this ibook, and all is
> working fine, i thought it was an issue related to ppc... :)

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