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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby zerozero on Wed May 16, 2012 12:30 pm

craigevil wrote:For those running KDE, the qt-kde repo now has KDE 4.8.3

Lots of shiny new KDE upgrades.

2012-05-14
Main KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.8.3 packages are now available from these mirrors. Check this announcement mailfor further information.
As usual, do not file bugs in the official Debian BTS. Instead use the debian-kde mailing list or the #debian-kde IRC channel on irc.debian.org.

WOW :D :D they really want to make it into the next stable
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby GeneC on Wed May 16, 2012 4:03 pm

SID-Mate (no Shell/Cinnamon)

Gave up with standard Mint apt pinning
no longer tenable in SID. (Held on as long as I could) :lol:
(could delete altogether, I suppose, as they are all the same.)
Now

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Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.mate-desktop.org
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian
Pin-Priority: 700



Was able to be a full DU with nothing held.
Able to re-install previously deleted packages.
(Gimp, Totem, LibreOffice)

Font quality suffered in Chrome browser, fine everywhere else.

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Commit Log for Wed May 16 15:23:54 2012

Upgraded the following packages:
fontconfig (2.8.0-2.1ubuntu3) to 2.9.0-5
fontconfig-config (2.8.0-2.1ubuntu3) to 2.9.0-5
libcairo-gobject2 (1.10.2-2ubuntu2) to 1.12.2-1
libfontconfig1 (2.8.0-2.1ubuntu3) to 2.9.0-5


This begs the question as to whether Clem will keep patching Ubuntu font packages for LMDE, or not. Only time will tell, I guess.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby craigevil on Wed May 16, 2012 6:11 pm

libcairo2 in Debian testing and sid, fixed whatever the font issues where. If you want the Ubuntu fonts you can easily download and install them.

http://font.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu- ... y-0.80.zip

Personally I have never had any issues with the way my fonts look. Never understood what the big fuss was about.

my font.conf which has been the same since I started using Debian eight years ago.

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<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<fontconfig>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="rgba">
   <const>none</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
   <const>hintmedium</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <dir>~/.fonts</dir>
</fontconfig>
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby mockturtl on Wed May 16, 2012 9:05 pm

GeneC wrote:SID-Mate (no Shell/Cinnamon)
there's an app for that :D
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby cooleric1234 on Wed May 16, 2012 9:24 pm

I've been holding off for a while on upgrading syslinux and syslinux-common because of the following returned from apt-listbugs. I'm not really sure if this would affect me or not but it looks serious if it does. Any input?

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Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
grave bugs of syslinux-common (2:4.05+dfsg-2 -> 2:4.05+dfsg-3) <unfixed>
 #672520 - syslinux-common: spins on boot, never shows the boot menu
Summary:
 syslinux-common(1 bug)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby craigevil on Wed May 16, 2012 11:08 pm

cooleric1234 wrote:I've been holding off for a while on upgrading syslinux and syslinux-common because of the following returned from apt-listbugs. I'm not really sure if this would affect me or not but it looks serious if it does. Any input?

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Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
grave bugs of syslinux-common (2:4.05+dfsg-2 -> 2:4.05+dfsg-3) <unfixed>
 #672520 - syslinux-common: spins on boot, never shows the boot menu
Summary:
 syslinux-common(1 bug)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]


Why do you need syslinux?
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby cooleric1234 on Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 pm

craigevil wrote:
cooleric1234 wrote:I've been holding off for a while on upgrading syslinux and syslinux-common because of the following returned from apt-listbugs. I'm not really sure if this would affect me or not but it looks serious if it does. Any input?

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Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
grave bugs of syslinux-common (2:4.05+dfsg-2 -> 2:4.05+dfsg-3) <unfixed>
 #672520 - syslinux-common: spins on boot, never shows the boot menu
Summary:
 syslinux-common(1 bug)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]


Why do you need syslinux?


What? You mean I should actually think about what I'm upgrading? :-) To be honest, I'm not sure. There are a lot of packages that I don't know by name if I need them or not, for some reason this one was just installed at some point and I figured I needed it. Looking at what it does that doesn't appear to be the case though, I can't see why I would need it. Thanks, I'll remove it.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby GregE on Thu May 17, 2012 1:46 am

To fix Chrome fonts using Debian packages

Read post by el-koraco three down from top

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... 30#p400290

Just substitute sudo for su -c

Read whole forum if you want, it is not that long.

Worked for me.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby wayne128 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:51 am

cooleric1234 wrote:
craigevil wrote:
cooleric1234 wrote:I've been holding off for a while on upgrading syslinux and syslinux-common because of the following returned from apt-listbugs. I'm not really sure if this would affect me or not but it looks serious if it does. Any input?

Code: Select all
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
grave bugs of syslinux-common (2:4.05+dfsg-2 -> 2:4.05+dfsg-3) <unfixed>
 #672520 - syslinux-common: spins on boot, never shows the boot menu
Summary:
 syslinux-common(1 bug)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]


Why do you need syslinux?


What? You mean I should actually think about what I'm upgrading? :-) To be honest, I'm not sure. There are a lot of packages that I don't know by name if I need them or not, for some reason this one was just installed at some point and I figured I needed it. Looking at what it does that doesn't appear to be the case though, I can't see why I would need it. Thanks, I'll remove it.



cooleric,

I saw the same syslinux.common bug,
Went ahead to just d.u. on my Debian Gnome Sid with kde-plasma, since feb2011
and still survive.


EDIT, then I remember unetbootin..
so I delete unetbootin, syslinux..

and reinstall unetbootin, confirm syslinux is pull in by unetbootin, which I use a lot when preparing bootable USB stick
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apt-get install unetbootin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl syslinux syslinux-common unetbootin-translations
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl syslinux syslinux-common unetbootin
  unetbootin-translations
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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For Chrome users

Postby GregE on Thu May 17, 2012 10:53 pm

If you install the latest google-chrome-unstable you will find you have the latest "Pepper" version of Flash. And for the first time there is a native 64bit Google supplied flash.

Just remember to disable the Mint supplied flash by opening a tab and putting chrome://plugins in the address bar, then click on the plus sign on the right to expand details, then under flash you will find 2 options for flash. Select disable for the one in /usr/lib ...

Flash has been discontinued for Linux, so the version you have now is frozen forever. The only way to get new versions of flash is to use Chrome and use "Pepper".

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby GregE on Thu May 17, 2012 11:14 pm

And in the spirit of experimentation I tried to point the Google plugin to Chromium and Firefox and it would NOT work with either. Firefox ignored it completely. Chromium listed it as a flash player, but when I tried to play something it failed. My Chromium is several version behind Chrome Unstable, so that situation might alter when Chromium catches up.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby xircon on Fri May 18, 2012 5:22 am

Post deleted (because I was being a bit thick! :lol: ).
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Re: For Chrome users

Postby Brian49 on Fri May 18, 2012 8:03 am

GregE wrote:Flash has been discontinued for Linux

There are of course the developing Gnash and Lightspark packages. But for some reason which I don't understand, they pull in a huge bundle of other, unwanted multimedia packages.
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Re: For Chrome users

Postby craigevil on Fri May 18, 2012 8:51 am

Brian49 wrote:
GregE wrote:Flash has been discontinued for Linux

There are of course the developing Gnash and Lightspark packages. But for some reason which I don't understand, they pull in a huge bundle of other, unwanted multimedia packages.


They both suck as well. You can have Gnash and Adobe Flash installed, just disabled one if whichever browser you use or set the default system flash using:
update-alternatives --config flash-mozilla.so

While Flash has been discontinued, Adobe will continue to supply security patches for the next five years. So its not like it won't continue to work with Firefox or Opera.at least not until sites start requiring a newer versions.

ATM the version in Chrome and the version in Firefox are still the same.
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Re: For Chrome users

Postby GregE on Fri May 18, 2012 9:03 am

craigevil wrote:ATM the version in Chrome and the version in Firefox are still the same.


They are the same version 11.2, but it looks like Google is positioning to move forward. The new Chrome plugin is PPAPI (out-of-process) instead of NPAPI and has a new name in libpepflashplayer.so - which is incompatible with libflashplayer.so. Plus, Google are supplying a native 64bit plugin for the first time.

I think what will be interesting is whether or not Chromium will be able to use libpepflashplayer.so in future versions.

EDIT: I just looked on the Chromium developer site and it appears that Chromium will be able to use Pepper as well. Which IMHO is a good thing.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby dcihon on Sat May 19, 2012 8:55 am

Hello all,
I haven't posted in a while.
I have a couple of minor issues going.
With all the cinnamon issues I have reverted back to my failsafe xfce.
Problem number 1:
Here is a result after doing apt-get dist-upgrade
root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
cinnamon python-pyquery
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

Problem number 2:
When i do apt policy cinnamon I get this message:
root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# apt policy cinnamon
-su: apt: command not found

So I try this:
root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# apt-get install apt
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
apt is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

HuH?

Why is the command not found but it is installed?
I'm sure I need to read up on something going on here.
Thanks Guys

Edit 1:
Just discovered another issue:
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root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# sudo mount -a
root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# apt-get smbfs
E: Invalid operation smbfs
root@dcihon-linux-mint-debian:~# apt-get install smbfs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 smbfs : Depends: cifs-utils (= 2:5.3-2) but 2:5.4-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby AlbertP on Sat May 19, 2012 4:28 pm

You have broken packages. apt install -f may fix that. Or you could try aptitude's more intelligent ways of solving conflicts.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby craigevil on Sat May 19, 2012 4:54 pm

its apt-cache policy

Post the output of inxi -Sr


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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
smbfs : Depends: cifs-utils (= 2:5.3-2) but 2:5.4-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

cifs-utils 2.5:3-2 is the version in Testing
while 2.5:4-1 is the version in sid

it looks like you have Testing in your sources.list, make sure to comment any Debian testing sources
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby Brian49 on Sun May 20, 2012 5:06 am

This isn't exactly a breakage, but today's available upgrade to alsa-base (from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25) is being held back because it would involve removing linux-sound-base. Presumably this will get resolved as and when the corresponding upgrade to linux-sound-base becomes available.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) - May 5th

Postby xircon on Sun May 20, 2012 5:18 am

Brian

I don't have linux-sound-base installed, is it needed? So today's update went through OK. Still got 6 packages held back (upgrade):
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The following packages have been kept back:
  cinnamon gnome-panel gnome-panel-data libglib2.0-cil libgtk2.0-cil python-pyatspi2


Cinnamon is because I am running the debs from Mockturtl.

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