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Old 02-12-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
Sephiroth
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Question good apt repositories for RH 7.2?


ive just installed apt-get but can't seem to find a good repository to download things from. any suggestions?
and how do you change where apt-get is looking for updates and file lists when running it in command line format? i know it has something to do with the sources.list file but i dont know how to edit it so it is looking in many different places instead of just on one site.

also, i would like to uninstall a previous version of glib and replace it with glib-2.0 but when using the rpm -e command to remove glib i get too many dependencies for a successful uninstall. will programs like apt-get help me to uninstall the previous versions of programs and upgrade to newer versions without losing the functionality of any other programs listed in the dependencies? and if apt-get wont do this for me, is there another program that will?

thanks in advance


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Old 02-12-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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1) you use a text editor such as gedit in X or vi in terminal to add line to source.list
2) you can't do rpm -e glib which tells the system to uninstall the glib and if you did that then your system will never boots up again. i tried to upgrade it to a newer version. But i say better off leave it as it is. because other software are written for your origional glib. if you upgrade it. there will be a lot dependencies problem. however if you want to do it anyway, you could use "rpm -Uvh <name>" to upgrade it with all it necessary file.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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maybe
http://freshrpms.net/apt/repositories.html
 
Old 02-12-2004, 09:05 PM   #4
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the reason i asked about glib is because im trying to install giFTcurs and it keeps finding the wrong version of glib and refusing to compile

is there any way to link glib-2.0.pc somewhere so the giFTcurs configuration will find it instead of the original glib? by changing the PKG_CONFIG_PATH i managed to make configuration find the original glib.pc, which turned out not to be a virtual link but the actual text file. glib-2.0.pc is in that same folder but not being found

anyone have any ideas for a working virtual link?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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you could link your pkgconfig file to the .pc file's folder.
if sample.pc file was in /usr/bin/
then you do "export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/bin/"

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