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Post subject:   PostPosted: 30.09.2010, 04:55



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Have you enabled experimental in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list?

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Post subject: experimental repo.  PostPosted: 30.09.2010, 08:45



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      goofythekiller wrote:
      slam wrote:
      Code:
apt-get update
apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
apt-get install gnash
apt-get install browser-plugin-lightspark -t experimental

And follow the trouble shooter here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/lights ... leshooting
Greetings,
Chris


Urgg, for some reason whey I type in "apt-get install browser-plugin-lightspark -t experimental" I get the following message:
      Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package browser-plugin-lightspark


you have to enable the experimental repo first, right? (edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list)

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 30.09.2010, 11:38



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Did you activate the experimental repository?

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#Unstable SID
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid main non-free contrib
#deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid main

# Experimental
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free

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I thought if I did that, then I it would download all the experimental packages and update everything to experimental. Is that not the case?

Thanks for your responses.
 
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      goofythekiller wrote:
I thought if I did that, then I it would download all the experimental packages and update everything to experimental. Is that not the case?

Thanks for your responses.
Yes, can someone explain that. I thought to install something from experimental you activate the experimental repository and then do apt-get update, install the app you want from experimental and then deactivate the experimental repository. So why shall we do it like slam shows us, and if we do and have experimental repository activated will it not install gnash from experimental also? Please explain!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 01.10.2010, 09:30
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Experimental is no complete distribution, but just a repo to store versions of some apps and libs in "experimental" state. So, if you need a single package from there, you activate the repo, and do
      Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install packagename/experimental

or, for packages with depending other libs/apps in experimental
      Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install packagename -t experimental

You may de-activate experimental after that, but it also does no harm to leave it active. Reason: Any installation of other packages (or dist-upgrades) without telling apt explicitly to pull from experimental, will ignore the experimental repository.
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Thank you for making this more understandable and clear slam, very good!
 
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You may de-activate experimental after that, but it also does no harm to leave it active. Reason: Any installation of other packages (or dist-upgrades) without telling apt explicitly to pull from experimental, will ignore the experimental repository.


so no pinning in /etc/apt/preferences is necessary?
I was always confused why we don't have a 'preferences' file.

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      slam wrote:
Experimental is no complete distribution, but just a repo to store versions of some apps and libs in "experimental" state. So, if you need a single package from there, you activate the repo, and do
      Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install packagename/experimental

or, for packages with depending other libs/apps in experimental
      Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install packagename -t experimental

You may de-activate experimental after that, but it also does no harm to leave it active. Reason: Any installation of other packages (or dist-upgrades) without telling apt explicitly to pull from experimental, will ignore the experimental repository.
Greetings,
Chris
I would like to ask a little more about above:

If I have installed something like "application A" from experimental and do a d-u, where will an updated version of "application A" be pulled from, sid or experimental? In other words, will apt "remember" that "aplication A" is from experimental and look for an updated version there?
 
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      Quote:

If I have installed something like "application A" from experimental and do a d-u, where will an updated version of "application A" be pulled from, sid or experimental?


Only from sid, when the version will be higher than that installed from experimental
 
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