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Old 09-26-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
jcress410
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squeeze v sid on individual packages, re: bootchart


discusses bootchart, one reply notes its lack of availability in squeeze (in 2009) and, apt-cache search bootchart doesnt give any results, so i'm wondering if it's still not available in squeeze repos (which, it doesnt seem to be). This prompts a couple of 'beginner questions':

1.) Is there an alternative to bootchart that is preferred
2.) Is there a non-apt way to install bootchart that is preferred to installing from sid
3.) When is it appropriate to install a single package from sid, what are the risks associated with doing so
4.) What is the procedure for installing a single package from sid if one decides to do so
5.) more generally, why does this occur? When squeeze goes stable, i can understand packages are removed for various reasons, i just presume those packages are then put in 'contrib' or non-free or something. just curious.

Note, these questions are also prompted re: flashplugin-mozilla which i've not been able to install via apt on squeeze.

Thanks for any advice,
j.cress

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I'm not sure whether its inappropriate to cross post on different forums, (on forums.debian.org and here) if it is, someone feel free to lock/delete, and i'll just refer people to

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=55816
 
Old 09-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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You can install bootchart (from Sid) using alt-pinning. This is perfectly normal and aptitude will help you concerning any dependency difficulties. I've been doing it for years with no problems. A bit of searching on this site or googling with tell you how it's done.

The Squeeze package is called flashplugin-nonfree so be sure you have your nonfree in the sources.list repos.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-26-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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flashplugin-nonfree has already been removed from Squeeze since it cannot be in a Stable release.

In order to install flashplayer-mozilla you need a line for debian-multimedia.org's repo in your sources.list.

Add deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free

then do aptitude update; aptitude install debian-multimedia-keyring flashplayer-mozilla
 
  


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