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coolblue 02-18-2008 10:33 PM

How do I install Tracker on Etch...
I REALLY REALLY need to install Tracker on Etch....I've just switched from
Ubuntu n im really enjoying Debian's speed n stability.

But I really need Tracker for desktop search (Tried Google desktop it didn't suit my needs nor does Beagle).

Now tracker is in lenny n sid but not etch or etch backports.

I don't want to n can't upgrade to lenny given my slow limited connection. Don't wanna mix trees either.....

I tried compiling from source but ended up with asks me to install Pango although I do have libpango installed.

I dunno what to do..plz help me in this regard.

Thank you.

Pebcak 02-19-2008 06:39 AM

Guess you could start with explaining what this Tracker is. Also, you say it's in Lenny and Sid, have you looked into backports and see if it's there?

coolblue 02-19-2008 11:19 AM

"Now tracker is in lenny n sid but not etch or etch backports."

archtoad6 02-19-2008 01:08 PM

Not trying to be rude or flip, but if there is no Etch .deb, then your choices are limited. Probably the easiest is through the tarball:

I've not tried it personally, but KPackage may have the ability to handle the tarball; else, you're in for a CLI session.

The difficult & public spirited way would to do the back port. ;)

If you could find an appropriate .rpm, then alien might work for you.

Please post how you resolve this, it looks like a very useful pkg.

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