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mr_moose
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Problem getting Wesnoth for Debian

Post by mr_moose »

Hi all -

I've been having a problem getting Wesnoth for Debian. I'm using the website -

http://packages.debian.org/wesnoth

- and I want the latest version (0.8.10-1).

My settings in Synaptic are -
URI - http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/wesnoth/
Distribution - unstable/
Section(s) - blank

But, when I run "update" I get the error -
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gam ... ackages.gz: 404 Not Found

So, just wondering - where am I going wrong, and how can I fix things so that Synaptic _can_ get Wesnoth from the above repository?
Very many thanks in advance!
mr_moose

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Re: Problem getting Wesnoth for Debian

Post by ott »

I can't obviously see any way to make synaptic work with that particular repository; it seems to be organised differently to the way synaptic expects, with no Packages.gz file.

mr_moose
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Re: Problems with Wesnoth for Debian download

Post by mr_moose »

Hi again!

Yes - that's what I was thinking, too! I was puzzled as to why there seemed to be no package-list file.

I think I'll try one of the "unofficial" Debian sites - may have more luck there - :-)
Thanks very much for your post!
mr_moose

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Post by xtifr »

The packages.debian.org site is designed for interactive web-browsing, not for use with apt/aptitude/synaptic. It's not actually a repository - it's more of a front-end.

I recommend that you look into the official repositories before haring off after "unofficial" sites. The complete list of official Debian mirrors can be found here:

http://www.debian.org/mirror/mirrors_full

mr_moose
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Re: Getting Wesnoth for Debian

Post by mr_moose »

Hi xtifr - thanks for this!

Sounds like good advice - I'll do this.
Bye for now :-)

mr_moose

Guest

Post by Guest »

:idea: Also have a look at http://wesnoth.slack.it/?WesnothBinaries.
(I never tested it though.)

HTH
defsy

pjr

Post by pjr »

You could add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

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deb http://debian.wesnoth.org/sid/ ./ 
However, new Wesnoth versions usually appear in Debian Unstable quite quickly, and waiting a while would conserve wesnoth.org's bandwidth.

mr_moose
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Problem getting Wesnoth for Debian

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Hi pjr - thanks for this :-)

I think I might indeed wait (as you suggest) -
Thanks again -
mr_moose

silene
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Post by silene »

You don't have to wait, it only takes a few hours for Wesnoth to be available on the Debian mirrors (especially since isaac is both the release manager and the Debian packager). Even though 0.8.11 was released yesterday, it is already available worldwide through the mirrors.

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Re: getting Wesnoth for Debian

Post by mr_moose »

Wow! **That's** service! :-)

Thanks very much for this!
mr_moose

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Post by Sangel »

Interesting.

Linux users, used to compiling their own software (doing the work for themselves) seem to regard pre-packaged binaries as a courtesy.

Mac and Windows users, on the other hand, are obviously used to their software coming already compiled, and seem to regard pre-packaged binaries as a right.

Just a casual observation. I'm actually a Mac user myself.
"Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Re: Binaries in Linux (was - getting Wesnoth for Debian)

Post by mr_moose »

Heh -

It's _becoming_ a right, as it were - see this URL for the latest ... ;-)

http://klik.atekon.de/

Well , maybe not a "right" as such. An "expectation" maybe... (and I simply mean that in the sense that it shows that Linux has arrived ).
A couple of years ago, you had to be a mage to get a winmodem working with Linux. Nowadays, I would not consider a distro that *can't* get a winmodem working. ( No, I don't have a winmodem myself, I just say that as a benchmark of what now tends to be expected of Linux ).
I must pause here too, to pass on a *huge* thanks for all the devs who make (open-source, Linux, Debian and everything ) possible. You devs rock!
It's true that "klik" is only available for a few (Debian-based) distros at present, but it's promising anyway.
mr_moose

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