[Comm-en] Re: Community-en Digest, Vol 16, Issue 1

D&J Bouley djbouley at shaw.ca
Sat Sep 11 01:18:14 MSD 2004

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Hello, Michael, and anyone else who may be reading.

To help further clarify the situation, the repositories selected are the 


That's all I see selected in the table.

These requested updates that Synaptic wanted to do came right after I 
installed Compact 2.3 on my system and did the first "check for updates."

The reason I ask about the Junior 2.3 repository is that there's not much in 
extra applications available in the Compact repositories.  In order to get my 
HP 3-in-1 printer working I had to add the "Classic" repository to find the 
hpoj and hpijs drivers.

There's also other apps that I have become partial to (like BlueFish, GFTP, 
and others) that are also not in the Compact 2.3 repositories.

As I've mentioned before, I know taking apps from other repositories is 
hazardous and I'd much rather find them in repositories made for 
Compact/Junior 2.3 if available.


> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 07:14:16 +0300
> From: Michael Shigorin <mike at osdn.org.ua>
> Subject: Re: [Comm-en] New Compact 2.3 - 20040903 ISO
> To: community-en at altlinux.org
> Message-ID: <20040910041416.GM31641 at osdn.org.ua>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 09:53:51PM -0600, D&J Bouley wrote:
> > Okay, I just installed the beta for the English build of
> > Compact 2.3 and I have a couple of questions regarding
> > Synaptic.
> Ugh.  I'm completely uninformed about such special build -- could
> you point me to the download?
> (if it was ftp://beta.altlinux.org then I see only Master 2.4
> beta5 dated 2004-07-28 there, and that's quite another story)
> > First of all, right after I installed the OS, Synaptic wants to
> > carry out the following updates:
> What repos are enabled in repository list?
> > I've done this once before (with the earlier version of
> > Compact) and it left me with a broken KDE.  Do these updates
> > seems safe enough to carry out?  Am I going to be left with a
> > non-functional KDE desktop again?
> Well if I remember correctly, last time you've got to Sisyphus
> (unstable) repository, and that can be a scary territory to walk
> for the first time (should be a test system).
> Please clarify the question above -- maybe it's enough to add
> "Contribs 2.3" to your repository list (basically it's finding a
> record with "... Compact/2.3 ALTLinux main" and just adding
> " contrib" at the end of the line, so that it is like this:
> rpm [alt] ftp://ftp.altlinux.com/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Compact/2.3
> ALTLinux main contrib
> (whether in Synaptic menu or directly in /etc/apt/sources.list,
> doesn't matter)
> and "Update" in synaptic or apt-get update in the terminal.
> > Next: I'm told that the new Compact 2.3 is compatible with the
> > new packages release for Junior 2.3.  All I have to do is add
> > the Junior 2.3 repository to my Synaptic preferences.  Can
> > anyone tell me what the URL is for the new Junior 2.3
> > application listing?
> It should be (and may be beneficial with bugfixes), but I don't
> see ftp://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Junior/2.3
> yet.
> OTOH critical things are already in "updates", and most other
> things build together with the main Compact's package base are
> available in Contrib so that you don't have to jump over half a
> year of software (versions, dependencies, ...) changes.
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