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Old 03-09-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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slackware current broken?


Am I the only one having missing libs/dependency problems when updating to the latest current?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:49 PM   #2
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What packages are you having problems with? I check for updates each weekend and as at last weekend it was fine for my installs. Now I'm curious as to what will happen this weeked
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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I fixed it. But here was the problem:

I'm using slackpkg to leech from current. For some reason, it never upgraded cairo, so everything that had a cairo dependency would not work. I went through the current changelog and found the package. Installed it, and now I'm good to go. Just be careful, you need to have the following package installed:

cairo-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz

in order for the libs to be compatible, for some reason. Somehow, that never got updated from 10.2.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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I'll have a look at the list of packages on my installs - thanks for that
 
Old 03-09-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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Cairo was not in 10.2, so it would not have upgraded. Has to be installed, not upgraded.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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That's why the automatic tools can get 'ya. Don't get me wrong, I use slackpkg on one machine and gslapt on the other two, but sometimes Pat adds a package that's needed, and since there's no dependency checking, stuff chokes. I had a similar problem with kmail recently. It's always good to take a quick look at the Changelog.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 10:22 PM   #7
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Additionally and perhaps obviously, "current" should, at best, be considered beta. If you want to avoid unexpected surprises, go with the latest official release
 
Old 03-11-2006, 12:20 AM   #8
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Yep. I knew as much. Always a learning experience, and that's what makes it fun!
 
Old 03-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #9
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There a few new packages recently, cairo was the only obvious one unless you run xfs file system
 
  


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