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Re: xlib6g and unstable

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On Tuesday 02 March 2004 02:00 pm, Andreas Bach Aaen wrote:
> I need to be able to install xlib6g on a debian unstable.
> apt-get install xlib6g
> gives me:
> -------------------------
> apt-get install xlib6g
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely
> that
> the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> that package should be filed.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   xlib6g: Depends: xlibs but it is not going to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> -------------------------
> The package xlib6g exist in stable (yes I have added stable as well
> in /etc/apt/sources.list). The package description is here:
> http://packages.debian.org/stable/libs/xlib6g
> So it's a trick package to be able to install old debian 2.2 X
> packages on debian 3.0. So now I wan't to be able to do this on
> unstable as well. It did work with XFree86 3.2, but after upgradig to
> XFree86 3.3 it stopped working.
> Any other mailinglist that migth have to right people to answer this?

I had xlib6g & xlibs (from Xfree 4.2.x) on my Testing box. I wouldn't 
say that it was working well though. Evolution's calendar wasn't 
working properly. In my case xlib6g was a depend for WP8, I did a force 
install of WP8 after removing xlib6g, which removed WP8 also, and WP8 
works fine. Force installs are not clean way of doing things but older 
programs don't know that the newer xlibs provides the functions that 
they need, at least in the case of WP8. 

"Package xlib6g is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  xlibs libxaw6-dbg libxaw6"

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Greg Madden
Debian GNU/Linux
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