Re: is a backport of Xfree86 4.2 or 4.3 for woody available?
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 10:23:04AM -0400, Kenneth Jacker wrote:
> >> http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/
> mark> I would personally recommend the above link, as well, also put
> mark> testing in youre apt sources, as it needs a few packages from
> mark> there to install, but I've been running this for around 4
> mark> weeks and it rocks (once I managed to get the fonts sorted
> mark> out).
> I added a correctly formated version of the above to my "sources"
> file, and did an "apt-get upgrade". It grabbed (and eventually
> installed) many -- but not all -- of the packages. It gave an error
> message (which I can't remember!) implying that there were "problems"
> installing the additional files. I *am* able to use the new X server,
> but it is using a combination of old and 4.3 files ...
> I've separately transfered all of the files to the machine in
> question. What would people suggest I do now to complete the entire
> XFree86 upgrade?
> Sorry I can't remember the *exact* error message ...
I had issues here as well, probably complicated by other backports. I
found that it was necessary to include _all_ of the following lines in
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/i386/ ./
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/freetype/i386/ ./
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/fontconfig/i386/ ./
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/libpng/i386/ ./
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xft/i386/ ./
In addition, the apt-get upgrade didn't work too well, I finished up
removing and reinstalling xlibs, as that was the main culprit that was
being held back as v4.1.