Ouch!! Whatever happened Ralf? You don't usually post things for 20/20 vision
Sadly, I'm not joking. You have stumbled on one of my hobby-horses. I can't
read screeds of asphyxiated text like that, no matter how much I enlarge it!
I - and others like me - need spaces and breathing holes in the text. Now I
am unlikely to be able to help you in this particular case - but I found out
that I couldn't read it by trying to do so.
I know that I am not the only pebble on the beach, but I may well be less of a
shrinking violet than others on this list with the same problem.
Top-posted because no particular passage of the, to me, illegible text is more
relevant than any other! I can't read it to pick something out. ;-)
On Friday 23 September 2011 18:03:28 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-23 at 10:15 -0500, John Foster wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Ralf Mardorf
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> > how can I find out which packages I need to lock against
> > upgrading, to
> > avoid that Synaptic will remove other packages I need? Isn't
> > there a way
> > to lock packages against removing?
> > Usually there only will be some packages that will be
> > upgraded, hence
> > it's easy to find out which packages I need to lock against
> > upgrading,
> > but now there are to many packages, that will be upgraded.
> > I already made a backup of the current Debian and locked
> > several
> > packages, anyway, I'm unable to upgrade, since I would lose
> > needed
> > development packages.
> > Regards,
> > Ralf
> > Best way is to check the dependencies and the suggested items from
> > Synaptics drop down menus when you highlite the main apps that you are
> > locking. Then once you know what they are select them & lock the
> > dependcies & the suggested ones that are installed.
> > Best Wishes!
> > john
> Thank you John
> unfortunately this doesn't help.
> The properties don't help, since it shows possible conflicts, with
> packages that aren't installed and than a list of thousands of
> dependencies. Really thousands, since I need to do it for many packages,
> that should be removed, but I need to keep those packages. The existing
> conflicts aren't shown. It's already hard to handle conflicts, when you
> know them, but it's impossible to handle conflicts, when you have to
> puzzle through thousands of packages. Isn't there really no way to see
> the conflicting packages or to lock packages, that should be removed, in
> a way that they are protected against removal? If there shouldn't be a
> way, I need to use another Linux. I know at least, that this is easy to
> handle when using Suse. FWIW I didn't compile a lot my self and
> everything or nearly everything was installed by packages and nothing of
> those packages can conflict with the packages that will be removed. The
> conflicts are related to the used repositories, e.g. there's one
> conflict I solved, to keep the nv driver. Since nouveau driver can't be
> used for audio productions and nvidia proprietary just will work with
> some audio production capable kernels. Too bad that there's no serious
> multimedia repository for Debian. Is there any way to manage this issue
> with aptitude, apt or dpkg? Is there any repository that takes care of
> current Linux audio and video capabilities without running into
> dependency hell? That does mean that there has to be the possibility to
> get a package or at least to keep it possible, to self compile Ardour3
> with videotimeline, qtractor and jack2 from subversion, ALSA to get a
> RME HDSP AIO run, to keep the nv driver etc., without the need to puzzle
> half a year, 8 hours a day through thousands of conflicts.
> Since testing is outdated for audio and video software, but anyway needs
> downgrades to stable for X packages, to use audio and video software, I
> wonder if Debian is interested in video and audio. We are living in
> media age and not everybody just wish to do amateur audio and video
> editing. Sorry, I'm pissed, since I would finish a production and need
> to upgrade, then I anyway would have to fight with compatibility issues,
> not seldom a production isn't compatible to upgraded packages.
> Is there really the need to use an OS/ a computers with it's own OS from
> evil companies to work professional?
> Why can't I simply protect packages against being removed? A lock for
> those packages by Synaptic doesn't. You need to search conflicting
> packages and to lock those against upgrading. If the conflict is known
> by the package management, why isn't it shown, why will it automatically
> remove important packages. Odd behaviour! No, much more, it's buggy, a
> broken OS.
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