Debian Experimental Packages

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by K7AAY » 16 Jan 2014, 01:10

Post-install failure on LMDE 201303 Mint Debian xfce

Dialog box shows:

Could not find the Data Files location

The directory containing the data files was not found.

Press "Browse..." to specify the location manually.

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by ap0 » 16 Jan 2014, 01:24

It's not a bug, it's a feature™.
You need to point it to the location of your Morrowind's data files.

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by K7AAY » 16 Jan 2014, 06:09

And, where are those data files?

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by lgromanowski » 16 Jan 2014, 07:16

K7AAY wrote:And, where are those data files?
Here (please see "Do I need Morrowind?" section in our FAQ page) or in the place where you installed them.
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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by K0kt409P » 17 Jan 2014, 10:38

maqifrnswa wrote:I updated installation instructions to use the Debian experimental packages. The people.debian.org packages won't be updated any more now that it is in experimental. Instructions apply to both Jessie and Wheezy users.
I have updated the installation instructions on the Wiki to reflect this. I made some changes to your instructions, specifically I changed

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
to

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian experimental contrib
for Stable and to

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian experimental contrib
for Testing and Unstable, as nothing from the Unstable contrib or non-free repos is needed, nor anything from the Experimental main or non-free repos, and because libogre-1.9 is available by default in Testing and Unstable.

I also removed the apt-pinnings for Experimental, since they are unnecessary when only using packages from contrib (nothing in main ever depends on anything in contrib).
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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by psi29a » 17 Jan 2014, 11:08

The packages can change positions over time... the end goal is to see openmw in main, but it will go through all the others first (unstable, testing, etc.).

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by K0kt409P » 17 Jan 2014, 11:12

Right, and when that happens the Wiki can be updated to reflect that. It will necessarily stay in contrib until the example suit is ready though.

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by psi29a » 17 Jan 2014, 11:15

K0kt409P wrote:Right, and when that happens the Wiki can be updated to reflect that. It will necessarily stay in contrib until the example suit is ready though.
Good, I'll let you do that. :)

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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by maqifrnswa » 17 Jan 2014, 14:55

K0kt409P wrote:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian experimental contrib
for Testing and Unstable, as nothing from the Unstable contrib or non-free repos is needed, nor anything from the Experimental main or non-free repos, and because libogre-1.9 is available by default in Testing and Unstable.
Thanks -one thing though, everyone needs mygui from unstable. It won't be in testing for a little while until gcc4.8 is default compiler on SPARC and PowerPC. If you try to follow the wiki it will fail. EDIT: never mind I'll do some magic and try to force it through it may take a few days EDIT2: I thought about it more, since experimental packages are built against unstable, there is no guarantee it will work with testing packages
On the other hand, uploads to unstable may break openmw. I don't know which is preferred. This will all be fixed when 1.0 comes out anyways.

Also apt pinning openmw in experimental to >500 allows it to auto update. Without pinning experimental packages need explicit apt-get install every release. It's a quirk of experemtal.
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Re: Debian Experimental Packages

Post by K0kt409P » 17 Jan 2014, 15:04

maqifrnswa wrote: Thanks -one thing though, everyone needs mygui from unstable. It won't be in testing for a little while until gcc4.8 is default compiler on SPARC and PowerPC. EDIT: never mind I'll do some magic and try to force it through it may take a few days
Perhaps I am misreading something, but it looks like it's already there: http://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/mygui
Also apt pinning openmw in experimental to >500 allows it to auto update. Without pinning experimental packages need explicit apt-get install every release. It's a quirk of experemtal.
Interesting, I did not know that. I'll update the wiki to include it.

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