Joined: Jan. 2006
||Posted: Jan. 22 2006,22:53
Title says it all really.
When you Enable Apt on DSL 2.1b, the sources.list points to oldstable (aka Woody). Running apt-get had problems, particularly with Perl. This was resolved by changing to stable (aka Sarge) in sources.list.
Following this, I was able to successfully apt-get a number of packages. However, on trying to apt-get install xine-ui, I ran into a problem with one of it's dependencies, libxv1 which complains about an existing copy of libXv.so.1.0 which is in the xlibs package.
This smacks of a distro version mismatch and perhaps I need to do a dist-upgrade. This is somewhat disturbing as Perl is clearly from Sarge, but I get the feeling that xlibs is from Woody.
Does this mean that DSL 2.1b is a mixture of packages from both Woody and Sarge? What is the recommended approach to package management on DSL 2.x?
Should I be building my own packages from source (shudder)? I can do this, but I moved from Slackware to Debian-based distros so I wouldn't have to do that so often.