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> >Ther is a program in *.deb I want to install on my Debian Potato 2.2,
> >but it depends on glib-2.2.x and I only have glib-2.1.x installed! how
> >can I upgrade glib without reinstalling the hole system.
> You can't
Not quite true, my current Debian box has run from Debian 2.1 though
to 2.2r3 and now Debian Sid, and I've NEVER had to reinstall, I've
upgraded many-many times but never had to reinstall.
Put a testing or unstable line in your apt sources and apt-get install
the program, this will update your glibc ( and most of the rest of
your system, don't sit around to watch this :), your probably better
off compiling from source as suggested below but you don't have to.
> > Do
> >applications linked to glib-2.1.x also work with glib-2.2.x - in my
> >opinion they should!.
> The don't
> The alternative is to download not the binary package but to download
> the source package instead. This way the software is automatically
> linked to glib-2.1.
> Use the command apt-get source foo to get the foo source package.
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