[winswitch] Ubuntu 13.04 - virgin install - repository install of winswitch / xpra

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Wed May 8 03:50:31 BST 2013

On 05/08/2013 07:28 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx) wrote:
> ok, I'm still lost. I decided to give xpra 0.9.0-1 another try.
> 1. Format of partition and fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Desktop
> without any updates or add-ons .
> 2. Boot, login, "sudo su -" to root
> 3. apt-get install curl
> http://winswitch.org/downloads/debian-repository.html?dist_select=raring
> 4. curl http://winswitch.org/gpg.asc | apt-key add -
> 5. apt-get update
> 6. apt-get install winswitch
> this results in no install. "E: Unable to locate package winswitch". Try xpra:
winswitch was not available for raring yet, it is now - though the
packages are completely untested at this point.

> 7. apt-get install xpra
> apt-get install xpra
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  xpra : Depends: libwebp2 but it is not installable
>         Recommends: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly but it is not going to
> be installed
>         Recommends: python-gst0.10 but it is not going to be installed
>         Recommends: python-numeric but it is not installable
>         Recommends: python-numpy but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Thanks for the details.
Oh great, in raring, they've changed the library name from "libwebp2" to
"libwebp4". This required patching the build files and a package
rebuild. I've just pushed these (completely untested) packages here:
(let's hope that the encoder bindings and actual picture encoding is
backwards compatible... at least xpra should run as webp is not the
default encoding)

As for the rest:
* python-numeric no longer exists but it is a soft dependency anyway,
this is done to avoid having separate package control files for old
distros which do not have python-numpy.

* All the other soft dependencies do seem to exist though, so you just
need to configure your system to get those packages from the ubuntu


PS: I have not bumped the package version numbers so you may have to
force your package manager to re-download the newer package builds.

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