Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Debian GNU/Linux
To: Ognyan Kulev <>
From: Glenn Becker <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 12/21/2007 16:34:20
Ognyan -

> I use Debian Etch (stable) and I needed GIMP 2.4 so I decided to try pkgsrc.
> This is my second time of using pkgsrc on Linux and I'm disappointed again by
> not enough documentation about pkgsrc on Linux. I think some of the things
> below should at least be mentioned in pkgsrc documentation, so that people
> don't waste hours finding such things.

I used to run a mixed stable/testing Debian with not a lot of trouble, 
have you tried that route? You might also check out Martin Krafft's very 
good _The Debian System_ for hints about how to configure the dpkg/apt 
system to get a particular version of a software package. I don't recall 
the details of how to do it but it might be less labor-intensive.

Just a thought.


Glenn Becker -
SDF Public Access UNIX System -