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Old 02-17-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
Idashu
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problems with amule installation


I would like to install amule on my Debian sarge stable distro and have some troubles with it.

Amule is not yet a stable package in Debian sarge, so I can't install it via basic routine
apt-get install and have to do it some other way. It is my first time doing it non-standard way, so excuse my ignorance. I searched for amule packages and received following results: http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...searchon=names

The graphical version of amule is using gtk library and I have KDE environment on my desktop,
so i assume I can't use it and have to install the terminal version called amule-daemon (correct me if I am wrong on this) + amule-common library

I used dpkg, since the package I downloaded doesn't come from my apt repository
1) dpkg -i amule-common_2.1.3-1_all.deb
running this was ok
2) dpkg -i amule-daemon_2.1.3-1_i386.deb
running this discovered dependency problems:
amule-daemon depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6); however:
Version of libc6 on system is 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge5.
amule-daemon depends on libcrypto++5.2c2a; however:
Package libcrypto++5.2c2a is not installed.
amule-daemon depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.0); however:
Version of libgcc1 on system is 1:3.4.3-13sarge1.
amule-daemon depends on libreadline5 (>= 5.1); however:
Version of libreadline5 on system is 5.0-10.
amule-daemon depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.0); however:
Version of libstdc++6 on system is 3.4.3-13sarge1.
amule-daemon depends on libwxbase2.6-0 (>= 2.6.3.2.1.1); however:
Package libwxbase2.6-0 is not installed.



My questions:
1) What is a correct routine for installing new package I downloaded from web and which is not in my repository ?
( I downloaded packages to my deb folder and then tried to create local repository ( so I could use apt-get to install them) in /etc/apt/sources.list by adding line
deb file:/home/my_user_name/deb/ , but this failed by
Malformed line 35 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist) )
2) What is a correct routine for upgrading libraries to run desired programm ?
3) What kind of problems can emerge when I upgrade these unstable (but required by amule) libraries ?
4) Does the library upgrade influence the programs which used previous (old) library versions (dependency) ?


Thanks for your replies.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:01 AM   #2
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As you are running sarge, you should better install the so-called "backported" versions:
http://backports.org/debian/pool/main/a/amule/?C=M;O=A
This is how you create backported packages:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...en.html#s-port

Look on the website how to add them to your sources.list or download manually the package amule and install it with dpkg (all the dependencies are also on backports.org)

Quote:
line 35 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
Did you check line 35 of sources.list
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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OK Thanks for reply, I will try it out.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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Using backport packages worked fine, thanks a lot !
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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Due to the complexity of amule you should think about security.
Create a special user, run amule with this user. Restrict its rights to the minimum it needs.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:53 AM   #6
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OK Thanks for your advice. I used to do the same thing on my previous system (Mandrake) with Skype, which is also full of security holes.
 
  


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