Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Jul 2006 22:34:01 -0500, Terry Hancock wrote:
> > 1) apt-get install alien
> This solves nothing, if the autopackage refuses to install he'll most
> likely have to upgrade GTK+ or some other intermediate library. The
> underlying problem is that Inkscape has higher minimum system
> requirements than Debian Sarge can satisfy.
Don't knock it, it works!
The point is, I just did this the other day.
You will have to upgrade some libraries, possibly to testing.
But AFAICT, the rpm with alien is the fastest way to get Inkscape
working on Debian (there is no deb binary package).
You can't currently build it on Debian without a lot of headaches,
because "apt-get build-dep inkscape" fails for any of the currently
available targets (Sarge, Etch, or Sid). Which would mean having
to *recompile* libraries, not just install the binaries. For somebody
who just wants to get Inkscape running, this is the way to go.
Terry Hancock (hancock@...)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com