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leobard
June 23rd, 2008, 09:41 AM
I upgraded to hardy (8.04) and would want to use one package from intrepid (8.08), namely encfs, as it has a feature I need only in the 1.4 version:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/encfs

so - I couldn't find "newbie-compatible" documentation about how to sneak in one package from a newer release.

The information in the wiki does not tackle this problem, but if you help me, I could add it here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

I DO NOT want to switch to 8.08 as I am a very conservative person, fearing that switching too often will screw things up, so please don't suggest me anything along these lines of "you have to upgrade..." - I want to install one package.

bapoumba
June 23rd, 2008, 08:49 PM
The only way is to have the package backported to hardy or compile it. You cannot install it as it is, due to dependencies problems (different versions).

leobard
June 23rd, 2008, 10:51 PM
ok, so I'll try to compile it, interested to see what happens...

bapoumba
June 24th, 2008, 07:19 AM
ok, so I'll try to compile it, interested to see what happens...

Yes, please post the result :)
I may not be able to help you if you have problems with compiling the thing, but others will (make sure you have build-essential installed).
community/CompilingSoftware

leobard
June 25th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Yes, please post the result :)
I may not be able to help you if you have problems with compiling the thing, but others will (make sure you have build-essential installed).
community/CompilingSoftware

a ?nix-savvy friend of mine helped me, we just wget the deb package from intrepid repository, and installed it using the apt.../debian installer. Sadly, I forgot to write down the commands.
For this package, the needed dependencies were not too many and it didn't need to update any of the core things as c++ compiler.

bubba_169
June 25th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Might be a long shot but can't you just download the deb package from packages.ubuntu.com in the link you gave and try installing?