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Old 06-10-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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Outdated debian ppc software?


Hi,

I just replaced my gentoo dist on my ppc g3 box with debian ppc. I got x up and running, but wtf? Why is all the software a million years old? I got kde 2.2

Does anyone know of some repo's where the versions are better?
I tried switching to unstable, but that made things relaly... unstable, packages were missing a lot of dependancies!

Regards,
 
Old 06-10-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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try switching to testing (which is not far behind from unstable in terms of new software) and only get packages from unstable as needed.. I usually just install unstable packages if I see a known exploit has been mentioned in the debian.org weekly news.

All your software is extremely old because Woody has been stable for like 2 years, and only security updates usually make it into stable.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
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Move to unstable. Its similar to ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~ppc" so you'll be fine.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:45 AM   #4
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if you read his post you would see that he already tried moving to unstable and had problems
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:06 AM   #5
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You are correct. I should have read his post and seen that. Thanks for pointing it out so clearly for me. What he didn't explain is _what_ problems he had with specifics. He said there were dependency problems. I'd like to know more. I have run Debian Unstable on several powerbooks and ibooks with no problem at all.

But thanks for pointing out my mistake.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:52 AM   #6
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Well, I got it working now. Thing was, I didn't move on to unstable the way i should - i thought it would be enough just to fill in some unstable sources in sources.list. But I found a guide, and is now happily running testing with kde 3.2. yah!

Thx for your help anyway
 
Old 06-12-2004, 02:23 AM   #7
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mind pointing me to the guide?
 
Old 06-12-2004, 07:47 AM   #8
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Not at all.

Here's the link:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...-woody.en.html
 
  


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