On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 10:13:45 +0200, Lucas Vieites wrote:
Yes, if you create mdk10 rpm's, these can be added to the file tracker;
I'll be happy to upload it for you if you send it my way (might be a
couple days tho). Make sure to update the Groups variable in the spec
file to install into Multimedia:Graphics instead of
On Thursday 22 July 2004 9:30 am, Mike Hearn wrote:
> Please remove all trace of autopackage from your system before trying
> version. Previous versions of autopackage installed from the release
> tarballs in the usual fashion will be upgraded for you - obviously we
> can't do that with CVS installs, and this is what has gone wrong here.
Can you write some documentation for "how to remove all traces of
autopackage"? I think this issue was what was screwing up Carl's box
too, but it was not apparent what to do to remove all the previously
installed stuff. The docs would be quite helpful.
> By the way, the Inkscape page still claims that autopackage is only
> "modern RPM based distros" ... there's nothing inherently RPM about
We can update this as the downloads page gets fixed up. I wrote this
because it seems to me that this is where autopackage's killer feature
is. For Gentoo and Debian systems, the dependency resolution mechanisms
are solid enough that autopackage may not be as necessary on those
distros, IMHO. However yes we should clarify the download page to be
more factually accurate.
> I'd like to thank the Inkscape developers for bearing with us while we
> iron out the teething problems here, I'm sure it must be annoying for
> those who aren't interested in packaging to have the list filled up
> with this stuff. It's appreciated though!
I think the way we should think about autopackage is as an investment in
our future - both for Inkscape and for Open Source in general. It
addresses that big white elephant that few like to think about - it's
painful for new Linux users to install ordinary apps like Inkscape. I
think Autopackage is going to lead the way to inspiring the next
generation of Linux installation technology. It's cool that Inkscape
can help raise awareness for Autopackage while at the same time serving
its own self-interest in making it easier for people to install the
program. Anyway, so thanks back to you guys - keep up the good work!