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Offline carlo

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amule
« on: December 26, 2014, 02:19:44 pm »
Merry Xmas ye all!

i have gone quite a big trouble in order to be able to install amule on my sparky 64, this is what i had to undergo, in very non technical words:
  • add vollstreckernet repos
  • add the key
  • wget python-wxgtk2.8_2
  • wget libwxbase2.8-0
  • wget libwxgtk2.8-0
  • wget libboost-system1.54.0
  • intalled 'em all
  • could finally install amule via apt

wouldn't you consider the idea of putting all of those debs on sparky repos?

Offline GeneC

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Re: amule
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 03:24:24 pm »
Hi carlo... :)

It should come to Debian Testing (on which Sparky is based) soon, as its in SID (and Wheezy)..
https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=+amule

Offline carlo

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Re: amule
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2014, 06:12:11 pm »
Hi carlo... :)

It should come to Debian Testing (on which Sparky is based) soon, as its in SID (and Wheezy)..

Hi GeneC,
question is: why is it in stable and sid, while not in testing?

Offline GeneC

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Re: amule
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2014, 06:38:23 pm »
This often happens in migration from SID to Testing.  Some packages are held back for a period.  Only Debian maintainers know why.  Possibly not ready for testing.  Possibly just slow to migrate.  I would suggest if a particular package is needed and only available from SID to 'temporarily' add the SID repo and install just that package (and its dependencies).  Not to do a full upgrade (DU) as that would put you fully tracking SID with many package upgrades and possible breakage.  Then remove (or comment out) the SID repo.



Offline carlo

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Re: amule
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 07:49:19 pm »
so... say sooner or later those packages get back in testing repos...
i've installed them from a .deb if they're ever updated synaptic/aptitude/etc would update them automatically ?

Offline GeneC

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Re: amule
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2014, 09:14:09 pm »
Yes, Synaptic recognizes manually installed debs, and when a newer version comes along it will be updated.. Check in your Synaptic.  It should show the deb you installed...

On the other hand if you ever compile from source.  Newer version will have to be re-compiled...

Offline carlo

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Re: amule
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 12:28:31 pm »
On the other hand if you ever compile from source.  Newer version will have to be re-compiled...

that's something i was taught to avoid like pest :P