[Scribus] Debian/Ubuntu scribus-cvs --> scribus-ng - The king is dead, long live the king.

Le Tigre scribus
Sat Apr 15 21:34:16 CEST 2006

malex at tagancha.org a ?crit :
> * Le Tigre <scribus at le-tigre.net> [2006-04-13 09:58:56 +0000]:
>>Thank you Malex, it works fine.
>>I'm afraid I did'nt really understand about the "dummy" version: do you 
>>mean you won't make some repositories for 1.3.4cvs?
>>That could be great if we could have in parallel, the and the 
>>1.3.4cvs in order to test it.
>>I know I can make the job by myself, but I know I won't.
>>I understand it's many work for you, so maybe you could do it once a 
>>month or something like that.
>>Thanks for all
> Raphael,
> A "dummy" package is a totally empty package that has only one function to pull
> the correct package in as a dependency. It's usually used to ease such
> transitions like the scribus-cvs --> scribus-ng. I'm not going to use it since
> I am in the process of preparing scribus-ng for upload into Debian and there
> never was a scribus-cvs package in the Debian archive before.
> As for your second question - I am going to follow the same pattern I used
> with scribus-cvs. As soon as we get over the "big breakage" in the 1.3.4cvs
> I'll prepare and upload a new scribus-ng package made from current sources. It
> will have a name-version like "scribus-ng-", for example
> if the day I build it will happen to be 2006-04-23. I'd like to re-iterate the
> following point Craig and others raised on the list before. If you are using
> Scribus 1.3.x branch in production then PLEASE keep a backup of that
> particular .deb somewhere. You can copy it from /var/cache/apt/archives/ to a
> safe location. Then, if the new package version doesn't work for your needs
> you can always go to the directory where you have the older package and run
> the following as root or through sudo (# is the root shell prompt):
> #dpkg --force-depends -i old_package.deb (This will install the old package
> overriding the version mismatch).
> #aptitude hold scribus-ng (This will put scribus-ng on hold barring it from
> automated upgrades, so you will have to explicitly run "#aptitude install
> scribus-ng" the next time you feel like trying a newer version).
> Regards,
> Alex.
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Well thank you Alex, it's absolutely clear.
I think I won't try the 1.3.4cvs, or maybe on another computer. Not 
before summer...


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