Re: xserver-xfree86 and xserver-xorg problem
James Vahn wrote:
> cc wrote:
>> 'apt-get install xserver-xfree86 ' will install 'xserver-xorg'
>> instead of xserver-xfree86, whats the matter ?
>> i want to install xfree86, not xorg....
> me too.. so i put this line in sources.list :
> deb http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool xfree86
> and all is well again. For now.
"For now" is right. This is probably not such a good idea in the long
run. If you are running etch or sid (which I assume you are, otherwise
you wouldn't need snapshot.debian.net to get XFree86) then you won't get
any security fixes for XFree86. Better to add the following to
deb http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free
This way your XFree86 packages will at least get security fixes for the
lifetime of Sarge. There was one just a week ago:
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