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backports

Postby Maroman » 04 Jun 2013, 19:01

I was thinking on better tuning of PL. what about taking some newer programs from wheezy backports (cp. http://backports.debian.org/) to PL repo? for example LibreOffice (4.0.3.2 is at backports repo). of course wheezy backports can be added to sources but it's a little inconvenient since newer versions should be installed manually.
on the other hand I can't see any functional difference between firefox and iceweseal. what is the reason for keeping the first one?

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Re: backports

Postby Pry » 05 Jun 2013, 02:22

Maroman wrote:what about taking some newer programs from wheezy backports (cp. http://backports.debian.org/) to PL repo? for example LibreOffice (4.0.3.2 is at backports repo).

Great idea! Will try to add LibreOffice ASAP.
Maroman wrote:on the other hand I can't see any functional difference between firefox and iceweseal. what is the reason for keeping the first one?

There are two reasons: Debian is conservative about new versions. Browser is one of the key apps so people should get the latest here. Another reason is that Firefox is a very recognizable brand.
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Re: backports

Postby Maroman » 05 Jun 2013, 10:02

Pry wrote:There are two reasons: Debian is conservative about new versions. Browser is one of the key apps so people should get the latest here. Another reason is that Firefox is a very recognizable brand.


I can understand that and accept :) . I was using iceweasel v. 17esr and firefox v. 21. the key feature is possibility of synchronizing Mozilla's browsers. name is of second importance. by the way there is the newest chromium (v. 27) at Debian repos.

and as said before I prefer newer version of some drivers or basic office suite (from backports for example) if I may choose.

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Re: backports

Postby Pry » 05 Jun 2013, 16:38

Maroman,
do you know you can install chrome this way:
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sudo apt-get install pointlinux-repos-nonfree
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
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Re: backports

Postby Maroman » 05 Jun 2013, 18:45

Pry wrote:do you know you can install chrome this way:
...

yes, I'm always trying to read wiki. but I never ever install chrome. hope chromium doesn't collect any private data.

but by the way (as far as you mentioned non-free pointlinux repo). caja-dropbox doesn't work. it is impossible to install since broken packages appears. direct installation is even better since it adds dropbox repository.
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Re: backports

Postby Pry » 08 Jun 2013, 11:05

Maroman, LibreOffice 4.0.3.3 is in repos. ;)
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Re: backports

Postby Maroman » 08 Jun 2013, 12:36

Pry wrote:Maroman, LibreOffice 4.0.3.3 is in repos. ;)

thanks a lot :) . upgrade done 8-)
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Re: backports

Postby Maroman » 26 Jul 2013, 16:16

Peter, let me go back to backports for a moment. there is newer kernel (even two. I can not find the difference). what do you think about upgrading kernel to 3.9?

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Re: backports

Postby Maroman » 07 Sep 2013, 08:03

there is a newer LO (4.1) version at backports.

and Peter, please resolve problems with installing newer kernel. it might resolve my hardware problems with asus u32u notebook.

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Re: backports

Postby dek » 07 Sep 2013, 16:23

in backports LO 4.1 only for amd64 :(
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