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Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« on: January 28, 2009, 04:06:00 pm »
N00B question here ... Not sure if I've dorked something up or not...  I'm going from V6 RC3 to RC4

Generally, should / can we use packages in the repo for a final release, installing them on an alpha or beta test release?

A yes or no's fine for me, if that suffices.

I am assuming that gslapt pulls in dependecies, but how messy is this if the Kernal's changed in between?

(If this deserves a "RTFM"  :o reply, let me know.)

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Re: Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 06:41:34 pm »
 ;D If I'm understanding you correctly, you shouldn't have a problem. While the packages may be aimed at the final release, they are all built against one of the beta/RC releases.

Hopefully, deps should be handled. If not, let the packager know. There have been a few instances where packages have been built against against things that have changed (though I think most of them relate to 5.9 rather than 6.0).

For 6.0, it would be a good idea to limit your use of packages from the gsb repo, since they may pull in a lot of Gnome related dependencies that you don't really need. OpenOffice is a good example - don't pick the one with gsb in the filename...

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Re: Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 07:00:07 pm »
Be careful with alsa-driver.  The driver is built against a specific version of the kernel.  You can't mix and match.  Most everything else should work.
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Re: Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 07:35:35 pm »
(If this deserves a "RTFM"  :o reply, let me know.)
I don't know that I've ever seen that term or mentality on this forum which is one of many reasons you won't find a better community in the linux world.
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Re: Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 08:24:26 am »
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I don't know that I've ever seen that term or mentality on this forum which is one of many reasons you won't find a better community in the linux world.

Now that I think about it, I don't think I've never seen RTFM in the forum either...
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Re: Using Packages from final to alpha/betas?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 03:19:22 pm »
thank you all...

and as far as "RTFM" - that was a jest as I was certain too that it had not likely happened here.

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