HOWTO: Installing Newer Apps on Etch

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Postby Lou » 2007-06-01 00:23

Lux wrote:There doesn't currently seem to be any bug reports filed against xfe in unstable. On the contrary, the latest version of xfe seems to fix bugs found in earlier versions.


There is an error message that comes on every time xfe comes up, "static point is not mounted" or something to that effect, the background colors DO NOT work and sometimes it freezes.

Most people do not want to deal with bug reports, it's a convoluted process. BTW, doesn't the maintainer's job is to test the app in question?

What good does it do anyway? The installer has 2 bugs since you know when and STILL they haven't fixed it. Don't get me started, fanboy!
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Postby Lou » 2007-06-01 12:50

llivv wrote:If I dare say, maybe not your "best" HOWTO Lou but an excellent thread none the less.


Unfortunately.

The thing that makes me wonder, why the APT-HOWTO has this and the upgrade of the sid apps, if as the boys here say, it's gona be a can of worms later on?
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Postby chrismortimore » 2007-06-01 13:23

Lou wrote:it's gona be a can of worms later on?
Because it says further up that page "If it breaks, you get to keep both halves". It's expected that only people who really know what they are doing and don't mind spending all of their time fixing things are going to do it.

Also, it's saying how to do it in principle. Nowhere does it mention how well it will work ;)
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Postby Lou » 2007-06-01 16:59

chrismortimore wrote:Because it says further up that page "If it breaks, you get to keep both halves". It's expected that only people who really know what they are doing and don't mind spending all of their time fixing things are going to do it.

Also, it's saying how to do it in principle. Nowhere does it mention how well it will work ;)


Hmm, i think they are pissing down our backs, and telling us it's raining :roll:
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Postby Lou » 2007-06-03 01:34

Update: i dist-upgraded to Sid but some apps froze on me, i wiped my hd clean and installed Etch again, this time i compiled ratpoison 1.4.1 and everything is cool :lol:
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Postby chrismortimore » 2007-06-03 09:17

Lou wrote:this time i compiled ratpoison 1.4.1 and everything is cool :lol:
If you listen carefully on the wind, you'll hear the sound of my trying not to say "Told ya so..." ;)

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Postby Lou » 2007-06-03 11:40

chrismortimore wrote:If you listen carefully on the wind, you'll hear the sound of my trying not to say "Told ya so..." ;)


Hehe! every mind is a different world :D
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