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Re: libxaw7-dev busted, not sure why

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 08:05:32AM -0700, briand@aracnet.com wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:09:28 +1300
> Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
> libxaw7:
>   Installed: 2:1.0.8-2
>   Candidate: 2:1.0.8-2
>   Version table:
>  *** 2:1.0.8-2 0
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>      2:1.0.7-1 0
>         500 http://debian.cites.uiuc.edu/pub/debian/ squeeze/main amd64
>         Packages

Ahh, at some stage you have had a higher version installed.

> #deb http://carroll.aset.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ lenny
> main #deb-src
> http://carroll.aset.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ lenny main
> deb http://debian.cites.uiuc.edu/pub/debian squeeze main contrib
> non-free deb-src http://debian.cites.uiuc.edu/pub/debian squeeze main
> contrib non-free
> # deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
> # deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

You don't want security updates for squeeze?

> hmmmm....  I was running unstable before going to stable.  I wonder if

Downgrading isn't officially supported, but in saying that, there is an
option to pass to dpkg to *force* a downgrade.

> 2:1.0.8-2 was installed at that point.  I thought I checked to see if
> libxaw7 was the correct package, but obviously it's not. 

Sorry, not sure what you mean here, but:

apt-cache rdepends libxaw7 | less

will show which packages depend on libxaw7

> I can't figure out how to delete the libxaw7 package without taking all
> of X with it.

Try downgading libxaw7 by force. Hopefully, that should fix it. But
there is the possibility there may be other packages that need
downgrading as well.

Let us know how you get on.

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
   -- Napoleon Bonaparte

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