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Dealing with a bug in testing that is fixed in unstable?

Postby Gort on Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Hi All

I am trying to install and use a package call "paraview" in LMDE. As it turns out, there is a bug that is in "testing" as outlined here:

http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_thread/thread/da2a38035f031aa0?pli=1

The solution, as mentioned, is to install libmysqlclient16 from "unstable". There are some addition dependencies involved in doing this. So, my question is this. Can I change my sources.list refereneces to "testing" to "unstable", update and install libmysqlclient16, change "unstable" back to "testing". ending with a final update?

Thanks
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Re: Dealing with a bug in testing that is fixed in unstable?

Postby dawgdoc on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:38 pm

Gort,

I have seen where others have done that for a specific application or group of packages. Make sure you only install the packages and dependencies required. Do not do a full upgrade such as apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade if you are using the terminal. Likewise in Synaptic do not make all available upgrades.
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Re: Dealing with a bug in testing that is fixed in unstable?

Postby Gort on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:46 pm

Thanks for the comment and that is my plan. This is a great distro and community!!
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Re: Dealing with a bug in testing that is fixed in unstable?

Postby Gort on Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:47 pm

Just to close the loop, I did the process above and it worked fine.
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Re: Dealing with a bug in testing that is fixed in unstable?

Postby dawgdoc on Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:23 pm

Very good to hear. Congratulations.
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