On 10/18/2017 07:28 PM, david wrote:
On 10/18/2017 05:47 PM, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
On 10/18/2017 02:40 AM, david wrote:
Well, I prefer Debian.
The problem used to be they only released every 67.3 years, and if you
couldn't wait that long, there were no good alternatives. Testing
definitely wasn't a good alternative. I ended up with more breakage
with Testing than I did Unstable, ironically enough. That was
definitely a long time ago though.
I used to run Sid, via Aptosid. That worked, too. They were doing a
decent job of smoothing out the roughnesses.
Debian still does take it's time about releases, though.
Debian Testing has been pretty reasonable for me. But the desktop is
the Debian setup that also has the KXStudio repositories. Maybe
they're the problem.
Which is a bummer. There are things I like about KXStudio stuff.
Haven't compiled Rosegarden from source. Worth trying. Link for
I don't have one on speed paste and I should have left for work two
I found this on Sourceforge:
I haven't tried compiling the source of 17.04 yet. I updated my
desktop's Debian Testing installation using Synaptic Package Manager
(mark all upgrades, have at). That broke XWindows. So I restored the
previous system drive image I had (from 9/30/2017). That has RG 16.06 on
it. Everything worked.
17.04 is available as an upgrade. I haven't tried just upgrading RG yet,
want to wait when I have time again to restore a drive image if needed.
Although I'm sure there's some way of reverting a package to a previous
version ... I did it a couple of years ago, so I have the steps
somewhere around here.
I've noticed that when I upgrade my Debian Testing installations using
"apt-get upgrade" vs Synaptic's "Mark all upgrades" option, apt-get
reports a number of packages being held back.
Synaptic does no such thing, just happily upgrades everything
upgradable. That could be the difference. Synaptic upgrades, pulling in
packages that are maybe still lacking needed dependencies/library
versions, and blows things up.
Oh, well. That's what system drive images are for.
Will try that. May your employment be specially gainful!
And I hope a lot less exhausting, Michael!
David W. Jones
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