On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 04:24:46PM -0400, Marc Shapiro wrote:FWIW, here is roughly the current state of GNOME 2 in sarge. When I say> Any new ideas for those of us that did a d-st-upgrade opn Sarge and went
> from a perfectly working GNOME 1.4 to a seriously broken GNOME 2.2? I
> have tried upgrading to GNOME in Sid, I have tried getting back to 1.4.
> I really don't want to have to wipe my disk and reinstall from my
> Woody CD-ROM. What is the likelyhood of the dependancies finding their
> way into Sarge -- things like gnome-core >= 1.5 and gnome-help >= 1.5.
"needs <foo>", that's shorthand for "can't be upgraded in testing until
the source package <foo> is ready for testing too". See
[url]http://www.debian.org/devel/testing[/url] for some of the gory details of how
sarge/testing is managed.
Remaining gnome/gnome-core dependencies:
abiword control-center gnome-media gnome-terminal gnucash gnumeric
Taking each in turn:
Needs nautilus and libwmf (which is a whole other can of worms but
is getting there, providing that the upcoming release of glibc 2.3.2
to unstable doesn't get in the way too much).
Ironically, needs a fixed kdelibs for reasons you probably don't
want to know about involving pilot-link changing some of its package
names. kdelibs has a couple of release-critical bugs. This will
probably take longer than anything else, unless the release manager
decides to remove kdepim from testing to break the dependency chain
up a bit.
I don't use enough of GNOME to be sure, but I'm guessing that this
being missing is a major source of breakage?
Broken on a bunch of platforms, and needs gst-plugins, which needs
jack-audio-connection-kit, which needs fixes in alsaplayer, gem, and
Build problems on a few platforms, which mostly look transient.
Build problems on a bunch of platforms, some of which look transient
but some of which are more exciting test failures.
Needs gal2, which just has a transient-looking build problem on one
architecture. Should be ready soon.
Needs cdparanoia, which is just doing its 10 days of time in
unstable. Should be available within a week with any luck.
Needs gst-plugins and nautilus, see above; build problem on arm
which was a gtk+2.0 problem, now fixed.
Anyway, most people here probably don't care about the details, but I
thought it might be useful to say what's going on with GNOME in testing
since a lot of people on this list run it. The situation above is
actually markedly improved since the last time I looked at this
Colin Watson [cjwatsonflatline.org.uk]
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