Re: lifelines packages for Etch or Lenny ?
I have just installed 'Lifelines' (a genealogy software) on both desktop
and laptop, one under Sarge, the other under Etch. In both cases, v
3.0.50 that was proposed. However, this version has a bug and, in the
genealogical mailing list, I have been advised to install v 3.0.61
instead. This newer version is available for Lenny. Would it be a
reasonable bet to try installing this from the lenny directory of
packages on my Etch system, or is it safer to download a source file
from the lifelines sourceforge site and build it on my system ?
The debian package in lenny seems to depend on libc6 version >= 2.6 (see
<http://packages.debian.org/lenny/lifelines>), whereas etch has glibc
version 2.3.6 (<http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/glibc.html>).
I do not think the lenny package will install on etch without a glibc
upgrade. I do not know how to override it or rebuild for a different
If you can do that, using debian packages will probably make
uninstallation and future upgrades easier. Otherwise, I believe
installing from the lifelines homepage is the next option.
However, as sarge is old (no security support since february, I
believe), and lenny is frozen for release, and thus I think is quite
reliable, I would suggest that you consider upgrading our systems to