[PD] [OT-ish]: Debian wheezy (testing) dependency chain pain trying to install Gem

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Jan 27 16:17:24 CET 2012

On 01/27/12 15:27, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
> But won't one have problems the other way round with d-m packages
> usually being more updated not installing due to out-dated libs in the
> standard repos? I guess.

well the thing is: the use of debian-multimedia.org is discouraged from 
the official debian side.
while marillat is doing great packages, he doesn't really show much 
interest in making his packages compatible with debian (i don't know 
about any background stories, so i don't know who is to blame for that)

if you cannot live without d-m, another option is to simply build a gem 
package yourself, using the libXXX-dev packages from d-m:

something like
$ apt-get source gem
$ cd gem-*/
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

the resulting gem packages should then depend on the d-m libraries.


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