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Author Topic: mixing repositories  (Read 1635 times)
voodoo.child
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« on: October 31, 2007, 02:33:03 pm »

i've just installed VL 5.8. however some packages are old (eg. xorg 6.9,  xfce 4.4.0). is it ok if i mix VL 5.8 repositories with VL 5.9beta2?
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 02:58:34 pm »

You shouldn't do that, it WILL break your system.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 03:35:53 pm »

Definitely a No-No... Dont even try it... like the_headacher said... IT WILL break your system... I guarantee it Wink
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voodoo.child
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 03:38:22 pm »

so, how do you suggest to update to newer versions? or, am I stuck with the old ones? since VL is not released on a regular basis (like twice a year), it would be a pain not to take advantage of the latest improvements.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 04:11:26 pm »

You have an option of compiling them from source yourself.

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 04:17:05 pm »

so, how do you suggest to update to newer versions? or, am I stuck with the old ones? since VL is not released on a regular basis (like twice a year), it would be a pain not to take advantage of the latest improvements.

You can also install the latest Beta release, the latest releases feature the ability to do a system-wide upgrade when new versions or revisions of packages are uploaded.

You can also do what bigpaws said... compile from source... but believe me.... compiling Xorg 7.x is not fun.. trust me
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 04:25:12 pm »

what about that howto on Xorg 7.2?
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3278.0
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