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Gina's Ubuntu HowTo's for beginners (and reference)
Whether others are experiencing the same symptoms in their package managers is not a reliable indication of what's going on; others may have different sets of packages installed, may have activated testing PPAs, may have broken their testing installations, or may be using different mirrors, all of which will potentially lead to different sets of packages being or not being held back, thus mislead you in your judgement on what's going on.
Just a few posts above.Originally Posted by Gina
I would not recommend using it in testing except as a last resort, since it's going to be slow for you, and expensive for Canonical.Originally Posted by Gina
So, I did & typed in Rythmbox, asked it to look in Lucid and got nothing returned"How do I know whether a package is actually meant to be replaced or removed?"
There's more than one way:
Check the changelog of the package in question. .......by going to packages.ubuntu.com and clicking "Ubuntu changelog" for the package you're curious about
You have searched for Rythmbox in packages names and descriptions in suite(s) lucid, all sections, and all architectures (including subword matching).
Sorry, your search gave no results
I guess that I'm doing something really dumb hereYou have searched for files named Rythmbox in suite lucid, all sections, and all architectures.
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Thanks for posting this. I recently added a launchpad ppa for an awesome equalizer posted on this forum and got the Partial Dist. Upgrade on three machines.
Specifically I added Ubuntu Audio Dev ppa to my sources.
I did it! Luckliy everything is working okay on all 3 boxes but I have no idea how to back track and see what if anything was removed.
So were these newer packages I installed incompatible with some older dependencies or something? I don't recall having packages removed but I do recall a lot of things being installed other than pavucontrol and pulseadio.
Synaptic shows that these newer items are indeed installed and in use.
Okay thanks. Gotta run.
Yup, that'd be it .... I guess I'll have to learn to spell !!!
Now, I've just got try and make some sense of it all --
I've reverted back to UK server ... but can't seem to find which I'm using ?
All i have in Synaptic isUnited Kingdom 8 Gbps 11 mirrors University Of Kent UK Mirror Service http ftp rsync 2 Gbps Six hours behind Bytemark Hosting http ftp rsync 1 Gbps Up to date Ticklers.org http ftp rsync 1 Gbps Two days behind XILO Communications Ltd. http ftp 1 Gbps Two days behind Oxford University Computing Services http ftp rsync 1 Gbps Two days behind Goscomb Technologies Limited http ftp 1 Gbps One day behind Datahop Ltd. http ftp rsync 1 Gbps Up to date Canonical Ltd. http ftp rsync 100 Mbps Up to date The Positive Internet Company http 100 Mbps One week behind Retrosnub Internet Services http ftp rsync 100 Mbps Two hours behind Virgin Media http ftp 100 Mbps One day behindSo, It's not really telling me anything about version numbers etc.rhythmbox music playerand organiser for GNOME (Size 1.0Mb)
just saysSynaptic says I have 0.12.6-1ubuntu1Package: remuco-rhythmbox (0.9.1.1+dfsg-1) [universe]
I'm sorry for appearing incredibly stupid, but I AM trying to get my head round this, as between rhythmbox and evolution my system is going trotting off to get 4MB of downloads every time I check for updates (about twice a day).
/edit -- okies, what I did was that both Rhythmbox and Evolution showed in Synaptic Package Manager as having newer versions than I had installed. I checked the 'mark for upgrade' and let it get on with it. Everything is working well. Now, if someone could confirm wether that is the 'safe' way for me deal with applications such as the two mentioned - or should I have done further checking ? Thanks, Phill.
Last edited by phillw; December 22nd, 2009 at 07:37 PM. Reason: updated
For the past week or two my laptop has been wanting me to do a partial upgrade. I read the OP but I don't want to mess up my A1 install. It's running very well.
Rhythmbox and Evolution and its dependencies are one of the first packages that I remove when I install Ubuntu. One of the packages that is held back is GDM. If I force Synaptic to install GDM it wants to remove usplash, which I suppose is the start of using plymouth in place of usplash.
I installed plymouth, removed usplash, which upgraded GDM, which lets me upgrade everything else. Plymouth fails to start but that's another thread.
Last edited by Jordanwb; December 31st, 2009 at 04:18 PM.