Re: Debian multimedia repository
On 02/08/12 12:25 AM, Yaro Kasear wrote:
On 08/01/2012 11:06 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
And how promptly do the Debian-Multimedia developers resolve these
conflicts? Is this a big issue or just an occasional minor hiccup?
On 01/08/12 11:52 PM, Yaro Kasear wrote:
It's not failures so much as conflicts. Certain Debian packages will
not upgrade because the requisite libraries have been replaced by
On 08/01/2012 02:55 PM, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
On Mi, 01 aug 12, 22:30:52, Teemu Likonen wrote:
Titanus Eramius [2012-08-01 21:18:03 +0200] wrote:
My 2 cents on this is, that once packages is installed from Debian
Multimedia it's very hard to go back to stable. But if one keeps
Debian Multimedia there are rarely any problems.
Now I got curious because that sound so general. What makes it very
hard? In my experience installing and removing packages has always
easy in Debian.
The versioning scheme of Deb Multimedia packages is meant to take
priority over the Debian proper packages, but this can create problems
under certain circumstances.
I haven't been using Debian as long as many on this list. Are
failures with Debian-Multimedia that overtly common or are they
It's a shame because there are some very nice tools in
Debian-multimedia that I'd love to be able to use but not at the
expense of core Debian packages.
Again, it's not a hiccup. There are fundamental incompatibilities
between the two repositories. Debian-multimedia libraries prevent
certain Debian packages from working and vice-versa. Bob Proulx's post
goes into some detail about the roots of the problems. Suffice to say
that the Debian folks make sure their packages work together while
Debian-multimedia packages can't quite seem to be made to work with the
standard Debian packages.