Accidentally uninstalled everything?

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Re: Accidentally uninstalled everything?

Postby stevepusser » 2015-02-24 19:17

I'm also not some random person, I think I've built up a reasonably good reputation here as someone that generally knows what they are talking about. Plus I've managed to do the great majority of backports found here: http://main.mepis-deb.org/

Your issue is exactly why the official wheezy-backports repository exists. http://www.backports.org You could request a backport of 2.4.9 on their mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/

Though I or yourself would be much faster in creating the packages.

Edit: I would backport it against the version of libav in wheezy-backports, though. Plus the build-dependencies are hefty, so it's a big download if you have a slow Net connection.

Are you going to be developing against this library, or just have a program that requires it?

Edit: Opencv 2.4.9 needs this line added to the first section in the debian/control file

Code: Select all
X-Python-Version: 2.7


This tells it to only try to create and install python2.7 versions, apparently python2.6 in Wheezy is too old. That is another reason the upstream version probably would not work even with a newer libc6, because of the python differences.
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Re: Accidentally uninstalled everything?

Postby BowCatShot » 2015-02-24 22:17

Don't let these asses get to you. Every one of us has pulled a blunder like this at least once in our careers.

I've learned to always backup my system with clonezilla before doing any updates or installs. I keep my system
on a single partition just so that I can do this. Takes longer to do things this way but sure makes it easier to fix screwups.
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Re: Accidentally uninstalled everything?

Postby 1of12 » 2015-02-24 23:01

BowCatShot wrote:Don't let these asses get to you. Every one of us has pulled a blunder like this at least once in our careers.

+1

You've accepted your fault and have the right attitude so don't be deterred by negativity.
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Re: Accidentally uninstalled everything?

Postby stevepusser » 2015-02-25 00:38

I did backport i386 and amd64, plus the architecture-independent packages against wheezy and wheezy-backports libraries. They are labeled as mepis builds, since they take quite a while, and I may send them up to our repo.

Needed: the basic knowledge of how to install standalone deb packages, and which ones you may or may not need (doc, dbg, and -dev packages)

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