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Re: How unstable is hamm?

I had already read about that one (here on the list) [elf-x11r6lib] so
knew that it was necessary to "force" for that one.

Who is using "comerr" or comerrg"?  And what are the coflicts?  Nevermind,
doing dpkg --status on comerr2g makes it is clear to me that I need to
take a close look at what is going on here on this machine...

I have to wonder if any of the users of hamm have the "feeling" that hamm
is more solid than bo?


On 5 Dec 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> Hi,
> >>"bleach" == bleach  <wrl@BellSouth.net> writes:
> bleach> As to a general opinion concerning stability, the hamm base
> bleach> system has not given me any trouble.  The problems that I have
> bleach> seen are most often related to installing or further upgrading
> bleach> packages.
> bleach> I suppose that like about anyone that is cocky enough to
> bleach> believe that they "know their way around Unix (and therefore
> bleach> Linux)", I several times used "force" with dpkg or
> bleach> dselect--and usually regretted it.
> 	Heh. Yes, if you use "force", all bets are off. 
> bleach> What I am finding with hamm however is that dependencies are
> bleach> often not correct and that it seems that you must aften force
> bleach> dselect.  This is definately an "uncomfortable" thing for me
> bleach> now but unless there is something else that I am missing it is
> bleach> required.
> 	That is not necesarrily the case. I run pure hamm (espescially
>  since I re-installed hamm after loosing my disk (due to mechanical
>  failure). I have 999 packages, done using dselect, all except the
>  following, which depend on elf-x11r6lib (which is gone now, these
>  packages are sadly out of date). Except for these 8 packages, no
>  "force" was used. And these are the only packages to show up on my
>  problems list.
>  *** Opt contrib/ xosview      Fun to watch CPU/network usage programme         
>  *** Opt contrib/ xtar-smotif  xtar - Motif front end for tar, with static libXm
>  *** Opt libs     tk40         The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.0 - Run-Time Pa
>  *** Opt libs     tk41         The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.1 - Run-Time Pa
>  *** Opt non-free xarchie      X11 browser interface to archie                  
>  *** Opt non-free chimera      X11 World-Wide Web Client                        
>  *** Opt non-free xforms-dev   GUI Toolkit for X Window Systems                 
>  *** Opt non-free xforms0.86   GUI Toolkit for X Window Systems                 
> 	I am sorry for your problems, but Hamm does work -- as long as
>  you don't second guess the system when you do not know what you are
>  doing. (ignoring dependencies on elf-x11r6lib is the only thing I'd
>  suggest is safe).
> 	manoj
>  sync'ed up till wednesday the 4th
> -- 
>  "The alternative to mutual trust, which is indeed a risky gamble, is
>  the security of the police state." Alan Watts
> Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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