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:
> >>"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 packages are sadly out of date).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).
> sync'ed up till wednesday the 4th
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