I switched to Debian Testing from Ubuntu several months ago, and now I'm suffering the lack of some software or facilities.
For example I want to update Pidgin 2.7.3 to 2.7.7 to fix a bug, but they don't have a .deb, and on the debian repository 2.7.3 is the last version.
If I try to compile the source code I get a lot of errors.
Recently, Synapse the surrogate for Gnome-Do has been released; the problem is the same.. there is not a .deb and I get a lot of errors compiling it.
The instructions for installing Synapse are the following:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade #required for Lucid only
sudo apt-get install synapse
The first command doesn't work on Debian.
I don't know what can I do, I thought that installing debian testing I wouldn't have this problems... and I don't want to go back to Ubuntu, because I like Debian better, I like how it is structured and it fits better than ubuntu with linux studing books
Thanks in advance.