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Old 08-08-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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Changing sources.list to Etch Doesnt seemed to have worked


Hi, I have just installed Sarge, and updated my sources.list to:
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#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main

deb http://debian.blueyonder.co.uk/ testing main
deb-src http://debian.blueyonder.co.uk/ testing main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-2 (20050607)]/ unstable contrib main
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20050607)]/ unstable contrib main
To update it to Etch. BUT... It hasnt seemed to work, I did the change, and did apt-get upgrade then update then dist-update, and apt retrieved some new packages, but apt-get install xserver-xorg doesnt work, and I can only see kdelibs 3.3.

Does anybody know what else I need to do to be able to get xserver-xorg and kde 3.4?

Any info would be great, Buck
 
Old 08-08-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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Xorg and kde3.4 aren't yet in etch. Xorg is available in sid and for kde 3.4 you have to follow http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/docs/install.html .

Greets,
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Try apt-get update first
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Sabazios3
Xorg and kde3.4 aren't yet in etch. Xorg is available in sid and for kde 3.4 you have to follow http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/docs/install.html .

Greets,
Sabazios
CORRECT.

To install KDE3.4 add the following to your sources.list then run apt-get update and open Synaptic. And follow the directions in the above link.
#Debian KDE 3.4 Team updates
# deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.1/ ./

You might want to make sure you testing repositories have testing main contrib non-free ,
contrib and nonfree include quite a few packages.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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and did apt-get upgrade then update then dist-update
#apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Will do it for ya.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Good luck with xorg and KDE 3.4.1 !!
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:17 PM   #7
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I am running XFree86 on my desktop what would the advantage of xorg be?

My laptop running Ubuntu has xorg and KDE3.42 and Gnome2.10 doesn't seem to run any differently.

I have KDE installed on both, but I don't use it on either. On my desktop I run Icewm and Rox, much faster and more configurable than KDE.

Laptop runs Xfce4.2 uses about half of the ram that either KDE or Gnome use.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 04:55 AM   #8
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xorg, is just newer (not in functionality, they had to rename it because of legal reasons I thinkg)
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:28 PM   #9
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XFree86 changed their license and it might not be GPL compatible any more.
As I understood it, from a non-initated user view-point, a few of the Xfree86 developers wanted to create a commercial version of Xfree86 (like there are two versions of Sendmail) but they also wanted to some source control over the free version. Then they had the bad idea of creating their own software license instead of using any of the existing (and legally more mature) licenses out there.

X.org has more developers, their license is GPL-compatible and most distros have switched already or are going to switch in the near futures.
 
  


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