Re: Which debian sources to use to install to Knoppix 4.0.2?
From: John-Paul Stewart (jpstewart_at_binaryfoundry.ca)
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:12:45 -0500
> Have not done used a new knoppix release since KNX 3.7, but I am
> running into a problem when I install software to version 4.0.2 that I
> don't recall having with previous version. When I go to install to
> Knoppix 4.0.2 using apt-get (using kgpg with this example), it seems as
> if it wants to remove, upgrade, and install dependencies for an
> abnormally large number of packages. And the list of dependencies is
> In my example listed below, an apt-get install kgpp says that it wants
> to remove k3b. Check out the list of extra packages to be installed,
> suggested packages, and packages to be removed and updated. I serious
There are a lot of transitions going on in Debian right now due to
changes in the C++ ABI used by the GCC compilers (among others). So if
one key library was recompiled with the new "c2" ABI after your Knoppix
CD was mastered, anything depending on that library will also need to be
upgraded. I see kdelibs4c2 in the list of packages, and that alone
could cause the behaviour you're seeing---that's the basic library
package for all KDE apps.
> doubts that things will even run properly with all the recommended
> changes that apt-get makes.
Things will probably be fine. (With the obvious exception of packages
that get removed because they don't have "c2" equivalents yet---wait a
few days/weeks and they'll get recompiled for "c2", too.) I've gone
through several large updates to Debian without any noteworthy problems.