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Re: some package problems, for real now!

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: some package problems, for real now!
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 01:35:35 +0100
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On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 02:59:19AM -0200, Nicolau Leal Werneck wrote:
> Sorry for the last message:  I swapped the texts! :(

No problem.

> First, in crosshurd, there's a package  that need to be replaced.  I'm
> not sure about the  name, and if this  is the one there  now, or the
> one  that is really needed, but it has something to do with "readlin4"

Yes, libreadline4 is outdated I think.  You can just remove it from
/etc/crosshurd/packages/common for the time being, a new crosshurd
package should get uploaded to fix this.

> Then with emacs21, it looks like  it's missing the dependencies on
> libtiff4 and libungif4g

Indeed, this was due to a buggy system where I build emacs21, so those
libraries were not considered.  I will try to rebuild emacs21 during the
next days.  In the meantime, you can install them manually, or just use

> And then there is X... Looks like something is wrong with xfonts...

Not sure what you mean here.  The standard way is to apt-get install
x-window-system-core.  However, right now, you need the latest gnumach
and hurd packages.  And when you are done installing you need to
manually install the xserver-xorg package from to make things work.
This will hopefully get easier soon.

> Are those candidates  to bug reports, or just small errors  that will
> fade away in a  near future?... :/ 

Both.  I was tracking them this time, but it could have easily been some
issue with slipped under the radar.  For things which do not directly
touch the gnumach or hurd packages, but which are Hurd-specific, I
suggest to file a bug at the alioth bug tracker at



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