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Re: XFree86 4.0



hi martin,

if i don't upgrade to woody, would it be better to do this from source
packages?

i'm wondering if X will be linked against woody libraries...

thanks!
pete

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On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Martin Fluch wrote:

> Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 01:20:00 +0200 (EET)
> From: Martin Fluch <fluch@rock.helsinki.fi>
> To: Peter Jay Salzman <p@belial.ucdavis.edu>
> Cc: Debian user mailing list <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: XFree86 4.0
> 
> Hi!
> 
> I think you want to stick to the package system.
> 
> If you use apt-get, change the /etc/apt/sources.list so that it points to
> unstable, then make an 
> 
>    apt-get update
> 
> then a 
> 
>    apt-get install xserver-xfree86
> 
> (this will update not all of your system, but only the part needed by the
> dependencies)
> 
> Then fidle around until you get it running, you might need to update some
> other X related packages.
> 
> Afterwards restor the old sources.list and make an
> 
>    apt-get update
> 
> again to get the old package informations back.
> 
> This should be easier than tarballs...
> 
> Martin
> 
> On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > I'd like to upgrade to XFree86 4.0.   The way I see it, there's 2 options:
> > 
> > 1- package
> > 2- tarball
> > 
> > I'm running Potato, and don't really want to upgrade to Woody.  Based on
> > that alone, I think tarball is my only option, but I want to make sure of
> > that.
> > 
> > Which is the better way for me to upgrade X?
> 
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