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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:23 pm 
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Hi,

I tried to add the Debian Lenny repository for Wine to my apt sources, so I could enjoy a newer release of wine than the 1.0.x version Debian offers. However, when I tried to update repositories, I got a 404, and, upon investigating, realised that there is no Lenny distribution whatsoever on the Wine apt server! (It is, however, mentioned in the documentation for installing Debian/Ubuntu packages.)

Trying to use the (ubuntu) Intrepid or Etch repository versions just gave me errors concerning the package libldap2, which in Lenny seems to be named libldap-2.4.2.

Is there any reason why this distribution is absent, but mentioned in the download page?

Thanks, Matt

(PS: Not sure whether I should be instead asking the Debian maintainers why libldap2 hasn't been set up as a dummy package or something. No idea why this is like it is...)


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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:56 pm 
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Same problem here, why is there no Lenny repository ?


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:34 pm 
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Hi Guys,

The Debian Lenny repository for Wine has not disappeared. It was never there. You are not the first and I'm sure I'll not be the last to follow the instructions and then spend the rest of the day trying to figure out where you went wrong only to conclude you were misled.

I am not a 'member' of the Wine project and I cannot and do not speak for it. I have been observing (while trying to contribute to) the project for a while now. The Wine project owes so much to so few. The few recognise that there is much (that is important or urgent) that needs doing that does not get done. This is because there just are not enough (suitable) volunteers to do it all.

For example, the web pages. It is easy to see when they are inaccurate or out of date but how many of us would know how to put them right ?

Most volunteers do just one thing and one thing only. Anything else and they risk getting sucked into so much that they would let everyone down.

For example, if we asked nicely and repeatedly, we might get the Wine Forum moderators to put up STICKY posting to the effect that there is no Debian Lenny repository but I don't think we'd get them to correct the download page that gives the impression there is one (but there's an outside chance they might know someone who would).

Scott Ritchie does an excellent job of providing Ubuntu packages for Wine. However (lookup him up on Wikipedia) I think he's an Ubuntu man with an interest in Wine, not the other way around. So long as his name is against Debian packages I don't expect any regular or timely Debian packages however much I might want them.

The Wine project needs a volunteer to do this (and perhaps so long a Scott's name is up there, potential volunteers will be put off).

Actually, somebody did volunteer. See viewtopic.php?t=73&highlight=lenny.

He got no response from the Wine project. If it had been me I'd have probably shrugged my shoulders and said it was their loss. I wasn't me so I see it differently. He made one offer, took no answer as a no and gave up. That is not the kind of volunteer the project needs (and I mean needs not wants).

This isn't is a job application where all you have to do is leave your name and number on an answering machine to get an interview and to get the job all you have to do is show you have suitable experience and are motivated by money.

This is a volunteer job where the thing that counts most is your self-motivation to keep on doing (what you believe is) the right thing even though no-one is going to send you e-mail thanking you when you are on time or reminding you when you are late.

I can't volunteer. I don't use Debian Lenny. :lol: Seriously, I want to. I'm what they call a Application Maintainer. As long as there is no Debian Lenny repository I can only test against my own builds, which is not good test methodology. I need a volunteer and I would offer to help any such volunteer by testing my application against their Debian Lenny packages on a regular basis.

Unless, you've been working on the Debian project for the last five years, you may have a hard time getting the Wine project's attention. Perhaps we need someone to do for Lenny what the anonymous Pole does for Etch (http://wine.x.pl/index_e.html). Get half a dozen testers to test half a dozen applications regularly for six months and maybe the Wine project would take the volunteer seriously and allow upload to an official repository.

Remember, the forum is for discussion, so reply with your ideas and opinions.


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:58 pm 
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Oh.

I'd like to volunteer (probably not now, but at some point during my life) for something around the debian/wine/free and open source in general communities, but I don't really have anything to offer right now. I've never tried making Debian packages, for one thing, and I'm no programming virtuoso. (EDIT: I had a poke around the package format, and though it's easier than I expected I doubt I'd make a good package maintainer, even if all I did was take the intrepid control block, strip out any ubuntuisms and compile a new set of binaries to go with it.)

What I don't get is why the download information says "add this for lenny repositories", yet the apt repository itself has no lenny distribution, and the repository's page says "lenny repositories coming soon" (and I assume it's been there for quite a while).

Thanks for posting, though, now I can sort of understand why things are this way. I'll just compile from source for now.


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:11 pm 
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If you can get someone to make a Lenny repository, and keep the
packages updated, we'd be happy to update the download page.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:44 pm 
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I've just make a simple reposotory for i386-lenny users.
If someone's interested it's:
deb http://lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/apt lenny main


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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:27 pm 
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On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 11:44 AM, Lamaresh <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
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I've just make a simple reposotory for i386-lenny users.
If someone's interested it's:
deb http://lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/apt lenny main







It'd be helpful to add your name/e-mail/repository info to the
download page. Or send me the info and I'll send a patch.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:48 pm 
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How can i add the info to the download page?


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:09 am 
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On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Lamaresh <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
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How can i add the info in the download page?







You'd have to use git to get a copy of the source tree and prep a patch.

Post the info and I'll do it.

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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:23 am 
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Repository home page: http://www.lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/
Repository line: deb http://lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/apt lenny main


Last edited by Lamaresh on Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:54 pm 
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Lamaresh wrote:
Repository home page: http://www.lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/
Repository line: deb http://lamalennyrepo.altervista.org/apt lenny main


Today i've added packages for amd64


Last edited by Lamaresh on Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:54 pm 
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Many thanks for putting up the repo. I've at last found enough time to install lenny and WIne and the repo update to 1.1.8 worked a treat :D

One tiny suggestion. A typo seems to have crept into the URL in the 'Repository line'. You might want to correct that.

Look forward to 1.1.9.


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:47 pm 
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I moved repository to a new site with better hosting conditions.
These are new line for souces.list

Code:
deb http://www.lamaresh.net/apt lenny main
deb-src http://www.lamaresh.net/apt lenny main


And the new homepage is: www.lamaresh.net


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