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Re: firebird woody backport

--- ScruLoose <scruloose+debuser@eastlink.ca> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> After visiting mozilla.org recently, I got kind of
> keen to try
> firebird, so I checked apt-get.org for a backport,
> and found a couple
> of sources there; the problem is that they want to
> beat the crap out of
> my system for their dependencies:
> deb
> ./
> wants to remove 71 packages, including abiword,
> kde-base, and modconf
> wants to upgrade about a dozen packages, including
> debconf, gcc, and
> xfree86-common...
> I thought the whole point of backports was to
> *avoid* having to upgrade
> my whole system in order to install one package.  Is
> there something I
> should know about what's going on here, or is this a
> broken backport?
> Both
>   deb http://debian.netfarm.it/experimental/ woody
> sherpya/
> and
>   deb http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~sdier/debian
> updates/wup/
> croak as soon as I do an aptitude (or apt-get)
> update, giving this
> error:
> W: Couldn't stat source package list 
> <URL snipped>
> - stat (2 No such file or directory)
> W: You may want to update the package lists to
> correct these missing
> files
> So... any ideas whether there's something I should
> be doing to make
> these backports work, or whether I should be trying
> to compile firebird
> myself... 
> And if the latter, this would be my first attempt at
> compiling from
> source: is it feasible or would I be getting into a
> huge complex
> project?
> 	Thanks for any ideas
> -- 

This is not really a reply to your question but, I
just use their binary - I didn't have much luck
compiling firebird myself, after building, the browser
starts registering some components or something and
than it breaks :-s



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