mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

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mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby mads on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:34 am

It seems that there is a cross-dependency between "flashplugin-nonfree" and "mint-meta-debian" packages.
In order to install "mint-flashplugin" I have to remove "flashplugin-nonfree", but then "mint-meta-debian" package will also be removed. Now if i try to re-install "mint-meta-debian" package, Synaptic wants to remove "mint-flashplugin" and install "flashplugin-nonfree".

- Is there any other way to install "mint-flashplugin"?
- Could anyone please explain what "mint-meta-debian" package is.

Thanks.
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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin

Postby mads on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:32 pm

Could anyone please explain what "mint-meta-debian" package is.

I found the answer in this thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=56170

vincent wrote:mint-meta-debian is just a meta-package, i.e. a package that doesn't actually have anything in it, but depends upon a selection of other packages. This is simply a convenient way to install groups of packages, and removing the meta-package itself is harmless.


From the above, I can see that removing "flashplugin-nonfree" and "mint-meta-debian" in order to install "mint-flashplugin", is a "safe" mess.

I will mark the thread as solved.
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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:45 pm

thers a bug report of that on Launchpad, see point 3in particular.
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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby mads on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:35 pm

zerozero wrote:thers a bug report of that on Launchpad, see point 3in particular.

I guess you mean this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/656085
Status: "Confirmed". Hmm.. Interesting!
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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:49 pm

ohh my bad i forgot to pass the url :(

But yes its the one you refer.

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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby mads on Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:37 am

zerozero wrote:ohh my bad i forgot...

No problem zerozero, although I can't understand "ohh my bad". Is it Portuguese?
Anyway, I'm glad about your response. :D
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Re: mint-meta-debian and mint-flashplugin [Solved]

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:00 am

lol
"my bad" should stand for "my mistake" :D
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