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Re: Answering machine software?



on Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 08:30:52PM -0500, David B . Harris (dbarclay10@yahoo.ca) wrote:
> To quote kmself@ix.netcom.com,
> # > Odd, never noticed this, but there's no 'mgetty' in Unstable. No
> # > mgetty-voice either. I have mgetty-docs, but that's just about it.
> Any
> # > thoughts?
> # 
> # Um:
> # 
> #     $ apt-cache search mgetty
> #     mgetty-viewfax - Program for displaying Group-3 Fax files under X.
> #     mgetty-fax - Faxing tools for mgetty.
> #     mgetty-docs - Documentation Package for mgetty
> #     lprfax - Utility to allow printing to a fax modem
> #     mgetty - Smart Modem getty replacement
> #     mgetty-voice - Voicemail handler for mgetty
> # 
> # Cheers.
> 
> Um:
> 
> Sorry, I'll be more clear. :) There's no 'mgetty' in Unstable(Sid).
> There is no mgetty-viewfax, there is no mgetty-fax, there is no
> mgetty-voice. :) Each and every one of those packages gives:
> 
> Package mgetty has no available version, but exists in the database.
> This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and 
> never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
> 
> of sources.list
> 
> When I try to 'apt-get install' it. I've checked the mirrors, too.
> They're not there. They're available for Stable(Potato), but not
> Unstable(Sid).

OK.

My understanding is that if a package hasn't yet been modified in
unstable (which I do track), then the latest availabel *stable* version
is the default fallback.

My own sources list tracks unstable by default:

    # apt package archives

    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main 

    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

    deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

    deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

    # KDE Debian packages: (updated Monday December  4, 2000, KMSelf)
    # Following is primary site
    deb http://kde.tdyc.com potato main crypto optional qt1apps

    # Galeon
    deb ftp://galeon.sourceforge.net/pub/galeon/nightly/debian galeon/
    deb-src ftp://galeon.sourceforge.net/pub/galeon/nightly/debian galeon/

...or is the package simply not compatible or utterly unavailable?

Cheers.

-- 
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 What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?       There is no K5 cabal
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