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Re: libgphoto2-2 (sarge->sid)

Gregory Bushta wrote:

I am wondering how broken Sarge would become if I
allowed an unstable install of libgphoto2-2 to
 I changed the apt sources list from stable to
unstable.  Then ran apt-get update.  That took a
while.  Then I ran apt-get install libgphoto2-2.  It
spit out the following:
The following extra packages will be installed:
  busybox fontconfig fontconfig-config klibc-utils
libc6 libc6-dev libcairo2
  libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2 libexif12
libfontconfig1 libfreetype6
  libglib2.0-0 libgphoto2-port0 libhal-storage1
libhal1 libklibc libltdl3
  libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libselinux1
libsepol1 libusb-0.1-4
  libvolume-id0 locales lsb-base makedev
module-init-tools tzdata
Suggested packages:
  glibc-doc libfreetype6-dev ttf-thryomanes
ttf-baekmuk ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp
  ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp
Recommended packages:
  dbus libglib2.0-data x-ttcidfont-conf
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  base-config initrd-tools kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  busybox fontconfig-config klibc-utils libcairo2
libdbus-1-3 libdbus-glib-1-2
  libexif12 libhal-storage1 libhal1 libklibc libltdl3
libsepol1 libvolume-id0
  lsb-base tzdata
The following packages will be upgraded:
  fontconfig libc6 libc6-dev libfontconfig1
libfreetype6 libglib2.0-0
  libgphoto2-2 libgphoto2-port0 libpango1.0-0
libpango1.0-common libselinux1
  libusb-0.1-4 locales makedev module-init-tools
15 upgraded, 15 newly installed, 6 to remove and 821
not upgraded.
Need to get 17.0MB of archives.

The part that really concerned me is the REMOVED:.  Is
this the actual Kernels being un-installed?  If so,
what's up with that?
 I said no I don't want to do this.  I changed the
sources list back to stable and ran apt-get update
 Would this have been OK to do?  I kind of doubt it.

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This will change your system significantly. In fact, it will probably not be classified as "stable" any more. It looks like the upgrade will replace your libc libraries (not to mention your kernel). This is a very significant change and will probably "re-categorized" your system from stable to something else.

I've read in this list a few posts about packages "backported" to stable. I'm not sure of the link, but perhaps the package you're looking for is available that way. Try to search this list for some of those posts.

Jose Alburquerque

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