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Re: [trinity-users] Some Mageia package depend on packages older than those installed...

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:38:41 +0200
Le 25/07/2013 23:12, Thierry de Coulon a écrit :
> Hello all,
>
> I've been trying again to install TDE on Mageia 3 (following the install
> instructions). Most of it seems OK, but the install fails with a message
> saying some packages can't be installed because they depend on packages older
> than those installed.
>
> The packages in question are trinity-perld-dcop, trinity-tdebindings and
> trinity-desktop.
>
> However, I've noticed that links, when installing software from Mageia,
> contain a directory "cauldron", and uname -a returns an "mga4" element. I
> associate "cauldron" with a development version, am I right?
>
> So could it be that I somehow got a development version of Mageia? The md5
> hash of my DVD is not the same as that given on the mageia site ?!?
>
> I am re-downloading a fresh image from Mageia 3 now, but if anyone has more
> knowledge about Mageia than me, I'd be happy for any information about the
> version I should install for TDE...
>
> Regards,
>
> Thierry
>

Yes, Cauldron is the fixed codename of the development version of Mageia.
Currently, Cauldron is the future Mageia 4.

Try to issue the command "lsb_release -d" to see what is displayed.
If you are running stable Mageia 3, you should not see any "mga4" 
reference anywhere.

However, only "trinity-perl-dcop" is an actual package. The other 2 are 
metapackage, which can not be installed because at least one actual 
package cannot be installed.

I'm using Mageia 3 as my primary desktop so I can easily see problems 
with this distribution.
The only "trick" that may occur in Mageia during TDE installation, is 
that you must enable the "non-free" repositories, because some TDE 
programs need some non-free libraries (mostly mp3 and other mpeg stuff).

François