[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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.
>> http://homebank.free.fr/index.php?id=20
>> http://packages.qa.debian.org/h/homebank.html
>> 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. :-/


Reply to: