installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

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installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby flux242 » 2013-04-11 13:54

I've installed base debian system using sid distribution. To install xfce4.10 I added experimental distribution into apt/sources. But if I try to install from experimental the apt tries to remove almost the whole system including running kernel image! Check the apt output here http://pastebin.com/nYtCWJPW

What I'm doing wrong? How can I install xfce4.100 then? Thanks
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Re: installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby confuseling » 2013-04-11 14:25

Well, it is called experimental, isn't it?

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianExperimental

I've installed it from Sid, then upgraded parts to Experimental. There isn't a hell of a lot of difference that I've noticed.

It's the freeze, stuff gets behind a few versions. Survive that for a few months every few years, or take your chances with a rolling release...
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Re: installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2013-04-11 16:43

I upgraded with aptitude without issues (including Thunar to version 1.6.2). But i studied the stuff before because a few packages that should have been compiled with the new exo, garcon and util libs (xfce4-panel plugins, orage) are not yet in experimental so you have to build them yourself.

This aside, your issue doesnt seem to have to do with xfce per se.

The problem starts when apt-get has the idea of removing some necessary packages:
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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
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Re: installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby smutbert » 2013-04-11 20:00

xfce 4.10 from siduction works flawlessly with debian wheezy or sid and I think it's also more complete than xfce from experimental:

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deb http://packages.siduction.org/xfcenext unstable main
#deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/xfcenext unstable main


I don't know what's causing your problem though. Before I installed xfce from siduction, I had installed the version from experimental without an issue.
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Re: installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby boudiccas » 2013-04-16 22:30

How did you install xfce4.10 from siduction please? i tried ' sudo apt-get -t siduction install xfce4' and it came back 'E: The value 'siduction' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources'.

Can you give more advice please?

Thanks.
Sharon.
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Re: installing xfce4.10 from experimental kills the system

Postby smutbert » 2013-04-17 09:02

You have to either add the lines to your /etc/apt/source.list or create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction-xfcenext.list containing

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deb http://packages.siduction.org/xfcenext unstable main
#deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/xfcenext unstable main


and run apt-get update.
If you don't use pinning, apt will automatically choose to install xfce from the siduction repostories, because it has the highest version number. So you won't need the "-t siduction" switch. There also will be warnings about the missing public keys for the siduction repository. I didn't do anything to resolve that, but if you wish you could download and install the package siduction-archive-keyring from http://packages.siduction.org/?Repositories:base_amd64


be warned, this is what wiki.debian.org says about 3rd party repositories:
Installation of third party packages is not recommended. Use at your own risk.
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