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Re: Please change this bug to libsdl1.2debian

Thanks, Peter.

I'm a sys-admin. That means I'm expert in different things than a developer would be. So I hope you understand when I say that this description is a bit sketchy from my point of view. (-;

I understand that "under debian unstable" means I have to install Sid on the G3. Simple sys-admin stuff. I can do that.

I understand that "Install a SDL app" means I have to find a SDL app (got a suggestion? I don't even know what SDL stands for...) then use "aptitude install" on it. If there are configuration options that need specifying, I'll need help on that.

"Confirm that it crashes" means that I have to run it. I'll probably need help on that -- or at least a pointer to a man page I can read.

Similarly, I'll need to install Sid on a G4 -- no problem there.

Downloading the debian source for libsdl1.2 using "apt-get source" is something I can probably find documentation for on my own, but a pointer would be helpful.

Applying the patch using dpkg-buildpackage is deep developer magic. I'll need instructions for that.

Using "script" or similar tools is second-nature to a sys-admin. No problem there.

Install the newly built package on the G4 and the G3 is, I assume, just a matter of "dpkg -i", so I should be able to handle that, unless there are configuration options I need information on -- see above re: "aptitude install".

"Run it to confirm whether the crash is fixed" should be just like "confirm that it crashes" above. Should be no problem if we get this far.

Would it be helpful if I set up an account for you on the machines after I've installed Sid on them?



On Apr 4, 2010, at 6:20 AM, peter green wrote:

Rick Thomas wrote:

I own both G3's and G4's running Debian Stable. I can take them down for limited periods (a day or so) to run other versions of Debian.

If someone who knows what he/she's doing can walk me through the steps (I'm an experienced system admin. But I'm not a developer.) I'm willing to do whatever needs to be done to get this bug fixed.

Let me know where to begin...
On the G3 install a SDL app under debian unstable and confirm it crashes as described in the bug report. On the G4 under debian unstable download the debian source for libsdl1.2 (using apt-get source), apply the patch I attatched to my previous mail and build the packages ( with dpkg-buildpackage ), please use a tool like "script" to log the output of the build so that if things fail we can investigate further. Install the packages built on the G4 on the G3 and confirm whether the crash is fixed.

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