Re: Installing a Lenny package to an Etch machine
On 2008-03-31 23:28 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2008-03-31 21:15 +0200, andy wrote:
>> I am wanting to install Homebank on an Etch machine. Trouble is, it
>> looks like it is only available for testing/Lenny and Sid.
>> Is it best to simply give this a miss, or to download a tar ball and
>> convert it to a deb package via (is it) alien? Or, can one install a
>> testing package on a stable machine?
> Only if you are willing to upgrade a lot of other packages as well,
> namely the libraries that the package depends on. This is probably not
> what you want, so a better way is to build homebank from source. You
> can either try to backport the Debian package (if you're lucky, a simple
> rebuild on Etch will do the trick) or use upstream's tarball. The
> latter has the advantage that it's a newer version than the Debian
> package, but you may have more problems finding out the build
> dependencies; for Debian sources, `dpkg-buildpackage' will tell you what
> is needed.
Apparently the latest upstream release (3.7) will _not_ build on Etch,
because it requires Gtk+ 2.10 or higher. Etch has only Gtk+ 2.8.20 --
welcome to dependency hell. :-/