Re: Use package manager to install (was: Re: Installing sawfish 1.8.1 on Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a)

The new page looks great Tieka kazura!

I've been trying to install sawfish 1.8.90 from Flashrider's deb repository. I have a clean Debian 6.0 without desktop in place. I've modified my /etc/apt/sources.list file to include wheezy and sid. I then added the repository. Using aptitude doesn't give any errors with 'aptitude update' but apt with 'apt-get update' does give me errors. I tried to correct the error using apt-pinning and calling the repo as 'release a=photonic' but it still didn't correct the error.

The reason this is a concern for me is that I use dselect for choosing specific versions of what I want to install. Dselect uses apt-get. I can't see inside the nanolx repo to force a specific version install. I have set up my apt-pinning to give the highest pinning. I'm going to jump into this install blind. I am installing on a different machine so will get back to you on what version of sawfish got installed sqeeze/wheezy/sid/photonic. I am trying what feels like the best bet for a sawfish 1.8.90 install since with encryption and my bandwidth each install takes 5-6 hours.

Here is the error I get out of apt-get update:

# apt-get update
Hit squeeze Release.gpg
Ign squeeze/contrib Translation-en                     
Ign squeeze/contrib Translation-en_US                  
Hit squeeze/updates Release.gpg                                
Ign squeeze/updates/contrib Translation-en                    
Ign squeeze/updates/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign squeeze/main Translation-en  
Ign squeeze/main Translation-en_US
Ign squeeze/non-free Translation-en
Ign squeeze/updates/main Translation-en 
Ign squeeze/updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign squeeze/updates/non-free Translation-en
Ign squeeze/updates/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit squeeze/updates Release
Ign squeeze/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit wheezy Release.gpg
Ign wheezy/contrib Translation-en
Ign wheezy/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign wheezy/main Translation-en   
Ign wheezy/main Translation-en_US
Ign wheezy/non-free Translation-en
Get:1 photonic Release.gpg [490 B]            
Ign photonic/main Translation-en             
Hit squeeze/updates/main Sources                                
Ign wheezy/non-free Translation-en_US                   
Hit sid Release.gpg                                             
Ign sid/contrib Translation-en                          
Hit squeeze/updates/contrib Sources                             
Hit squeeze/updates/non-free Sources                            
Hit squeeze/updates/main i386 Packages                          
Hit squeeze/updates/contrib i386 Packages                       
Hit squeeze/updates/non-free i386 Packages                      
Ign sid/contrib Translation-en_US                       
Ign sid/main Translation-en       
Ign sid/main Translation-en_US    
Ign sid/non-free Translation-en   
Ign sid/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit squeeze Release                       
Hit wheezy Release                        
Hit sid Release                                                  
Hit squeeze/main Sources                 
Hit squeeze/contrib Sources
Hit squeeze/non-free Sources
Hit squeeze/main i386 Packages
Hit squeeze/contrib i386 Packages
Hit squeeze/non-free i386 Packages
Get:2 wheezy/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,038 B]
Get:3 wheezy/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,023 B]
Get:4 wheezy/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,023 B]
Get:5 sid/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,038 B]
Get:6 sid/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,023 B]
Get:7 sid/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex [2,023 B]
Ign photonic/main Translation-en_US
Get:8 photonic Release [4,426 B]
Fetched 12.7 kB in 5s (2,397 B/s)             
W: Failed to fetch  Unable to find expected entry  main/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM, Teika Kazura <teika lavabit com> wrote:
Thank you very much, Darth Emacs, I've polished the wiki page.

However, you went *unrecommendable* way. You should use the package
manager to avoid troubles, especially after upgrading. It's common
to get into troubles, from for example interference of old files.

In debian, there's precompiled packages, since Chris uses Debian.
deb-src is also there.

Teika (Teika kazura)

 Darth Emacs
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

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