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Old 01-03-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
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Distribution: Debian/unstable
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installing woody packages in unstable debian? (java3D)


I'm running Debian in unstable mode. I'm pretty noob. 5 weeks ago I've been a windoof only user. Now I'm a never-ever-and-if-the-skies-fall-down-m$-user.

I'm currently trying to install Java3D. but it appears there are only woody and potato packages.(not sure)

2 Questions: (details below)

1. : is it possible to install woody/potato packages via apt-get in my unstable environment? (don't wanna make ugly mistakes, like downgrading my whole system.)

2. : what is potato?

3. : did I install SUN or BLACKDOWN Java? I know I should know that, but I had several tries and I dont know it anymore.

This is the output of java -version

speedz:/usr/local/j2sdk_nb/j2sdk1.4.2/bin# ./java -version
java version "1.4.2"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2-b28)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2-b28, mixed mode)

If you need more info. ask me plz.

regards bronko
Old 01-03-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Houston, TX, USA
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Don't have much time so here are quick answers:
1: yes, the newest packages will have priority so you won't downgrade your system
2: potato is Debian 2.2, the release before Debian 3.0 (so right now it'd be "oldstable" and woody (3.0) is "stable")
3: I don't know, where'd you get this stuff from?
Old 01-04-2004, 05:22 AM   #3
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thanks for that info.

I have SunJava installed (really didn't know... tried both)

btw: Doesn't installing packages I download e.g. from confuse apt-get package management?

mfg bronko
Old 01-04-2004, 07:15 AM   #4
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problem solved
got java, java3d, jai, eclipse, cvs running smoothly!

reading on.

still in question: will 'hand installed' packages, programs, etc confuse apt-get?

mfg bronko


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