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Re: [stilli@student.dm.unipi.it: XFree 4.0.1 debian packages]

Dear Gabriele,

Please DO NOT send mail to Branden!  This is mentioned in various places.

The DEBs in the woody directory do not like being installed on a potato
system very much.  With this in mind, you have two possible (debian)

1. Read: http://cpbotha.net/building_brandens_phase2_debs_on_potato.HOWTO
and build debs for potato yourself.

2. A UK mirror of DEBs that I built for potato of the v18 phase2 debs might
become available soon; wait for that.

> I am a Debian Italian user, who just installed potato on his PC. In an
> Italian Linux newsgroup, I've been addressed to your directory where the
> XFree 4.0.1 packages for woody are stored (btw, I hope that was not a
> 'secret' or 'reserved' directory, though I know it's just for developing
> purposes). I have a TNT2 Nvidia Riva video board, and I need 4.0.1 to run
> the recent Detonator drivers for this. I'd like to ask you, if it's not of
> too much disturb:
> * May I install those packages (with all the caution and such) also on my
> potato, or I'll run into unrecoverable problems?
> * In case that I can, which packages do I actually need?
> * In case that I can't, could I install 4.0.1 from another source (such as
> the original .tar.gz)?
> I apologize in advance if I've been annoying to you, and I thank you for
> any help you will give me.

charl p. botha      | computer graphics and cad/cam 
http://cpbotha.net/ | http://www.cg.its.tudelft.nl/

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