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[aprssig] Latest XASTIR Distro from Damn Small Linux?

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Jun 8 21:39:24 UTC 2009


Jason,

To install a single package you don't need iso's.

Being that it is based on Debian, I would expect DSL to use the Debian 
(.deb) package installer dpkg. Note that the installer is different from 
package managers such as Synaptic and Apt which are frond-ends for 
dselect, Debian's somewhat awkward and confusing package manager (which 
is why there are front-ends :-) ). Download the .deb package for your 
hardware. For i386 systems it's ..


    xastir_1.9.2-2.1_i386.deb

You install it with dpkg -i <complete_package_name.deb>

However, I would still run through the lists of dependencies listed on 
http://packages.debian.org/stable/hamradio/xastir to see if you have, or 
have an appropriate version of each other package that's needed to 
install xastir. Be warned that upgrading one package to suit xastir's 
requirements may cause dependency issues with other programs already 
installed. If you upgrade A, existing program B might also need 
upgrading but that depends on you upgrading C. It can become a snowball 
and you can end up with a broken system. Unless you are VERY experienced 
with Debian it's worth leaving individual package upgrades alone, in my 
experience, having been caught many years ago.

If you go ahead and install the package with dpkg and there are 
dependency issues the, installation will exit with error messages 
regarding those dependencies, but you won't break anything. I would 
almost expect to see some dependency errors based on my findings re 
different package versions between vanilla Debian and Kubuntu, for 
example. Not all package distributors travel at the same speed. FWIW, 
vanilla Debian lags Kubuntu for package currency.

Ray vk2tv
Not a Debian expert, just a Looong time user (since 1992) with 
occasionally burnt fingers.

Jason Rausch wrote:
>> I know squirt about DSL, but is it worth considering a deb
>> package from Debian packages?
>>     
>
> Well, I have been on the site looking at the ISOs.  There are close to 25 of them for install CDs.  I can't possibly need all of these, but I can't figure out what I do need.
>
> I guess the days of a single ISO install are over?
>
> Jason KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics
> www.rpc-electronics.com
>
>
> --- On Sun, 6/7/09, Ray Wells <vk2tv at exemail.com.au> wrote:
>
>   
>> From: Ray Wells <vk2tv at exemail.com.au>
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Latest XASTIR Distro from Damn Small Linux?
>> To: jason at ke4nyv.com, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 9:36 PM
>> Jason,
>>
>> I know squirt about DSL, but is it worth considering a deb
>> package from Debian packages?
>>
>> http://packages.debian.org/stable/hamradio/xastir
>>
>> The latest xastir there is 1.9.2-2.1. The site lists
>> dependencies.
>>
>> Ray vk2tv
>>
>>
>> Jason Rausch wrote:
>>     
>>> This is probaly a question for Curt, but does anyone
>>>       
>> know where I can get the latest or at least close to latest
>> XASTIR distro compiled for under Damn Small Linux?  The
>> current DSL version has XASTIR 1.4 in it, so I have that
>> running, but it would be nice to upgrade.
>>     
>>> I attempted to download the latest source and compile
>>>       
>> it, but DSL is pretty much stripped down and can't compile
>> it.  Its a Debian flavor, so I don't know if a compile
>> for Debian will work.
>>     
>>> Any ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Jason KE4NYV
>>> RPC Electronics
>>> www.rpc-electronics.com
>>>
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