Re: libxaw7-dev busted, not sure why
On Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:58:21 +1300
Chris Bannister <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 08:05:32AM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:09:28 +1300
> > Chris Bannister <email@example.com> 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?
yeah - actually I do. oops. please don't root my boxen :-(
> > 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.
I would like to stay with stable, I'm just wondering if somehow I put
it into an indeterminate state sometime during the transition. I had
not updated the system in quite some time.
> > 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
a million !
> 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.
oooh. success. just used the =version format to downgrade.
only had to beat up on three packages to make it work.
fixed that security thing too :-)