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Install Banshee 1.8.0

Postby jimmm33 on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:07 pm

I'd like to install the newly release Banshee 1.8.0. on LMDE. I'm currently running 1.6.1 from the repos. I have downloaded the new version but it is only available as source. There is no install instructions in the readme.

It is safe to install this? If so, how?
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Re: Install Banshee 1.8.0

Postby Bordee on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:55 am

If you look at the Debian Repos, the latest versions of Banshee that you can get are 1.61 (Testing/Sid) and 1.74 (Experimental). Thus, if you want 1.8, your only option is to either compile it from source or use a Ubuntu .deb. You should always be cautious, however, in mixing Debian and Ubuntu packages.

To compile from source the Debian way, you might take a look at the following:

HowTo Build a Package from Source the Smart Way:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38976
How to install when there's no DEB available?:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=143816#p143816

Those threads also point out that if you find a .rpm of 1.8, you could use Alien to convert it into a .deb.

I played around a little and tried to create a deb using the Banshee source code using the methods described above, but I had no luck.
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Re: Install Banshee 1.8.0

Postby Bordee on Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:42 pm

I noticed that the Banshee 1.8.0 just appeared in the experimental repos. I tried playing around and installing it, with no luck again, as some of the Banshee dependencies have yet to make it even into experimental.
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