[PlanetCCRMA] Other Apt problems

William M. Quarles walrus@bellsouth.net
Wed Nov 24 09:28:01 2004

Hi Shayne,

Shayne O'Connor wrote:
>>I keep getting this when using apt-get upgrade:
>>The following packages have been kept back
>>   fftw3 lilypond specimen swh-plugins
>>Why is that?
> I'm pretty sure that's because an update for those packages is
> available, but you've chosen not to update them - hence they are being
> 'held back' from being upgraded ...

Nope, I don't.  There is nothing like that in my configuration file or 
my command line.  Even if I specifically ask for those packages to be 
installed, they won't be installed.  But I tried downloading the fftw3 
package from the website, and it was the same version that I already 
had, so I'm guessing that something is amiss with Fernando's updating.

As for the others,

[root@resistance downloads]# rpm -Uvh
specimen-0.4.4-1.rhfc1.ccrma.i386.rpm lilypond-2.4.1-1.rhfc1.ccrma.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
         libphat.so.0 is needed by specimen-0.4.4-1.rhfc1.ccrma
         ec-fonts-mftraced is needed by lilypond-2.4.1-1.rhfc1.ccrma

I don't know what was going on with SWH-plugins, but it might be because 
I compiled my own version in an effort to get Fernando to start using 
i686 packages.  ec-fonts-mftraced is a package available via the 
PlanetCCRMA Apt repository, but there must be something wrong with the 
configuration (server-side I am guessing) that did not allow it to 
download this package when updating Lilypond (this fonts package is also 
not available on the website).  Similar story with Phat and Specimen.

> if you're using synaptic, then all the packages that have an update
> available will be marked by a star over the selection box. if you're not
> using synaptic then, from the command line, do:
> apt-get install synaptic
> if you're just new to the whole apt thing, then it's going to take a lot
> of trial and error - especially where multimedia apps are concerned - to
> get things right and avoid conflicts ...
> i usually install from the fedora core 2 discs, then follow the apt
> instructions on planetccrma website (basically, # apt-get install
> planetccrma-core / apt-get install modutils), then install all the jack
> packages, givertcap, realcap script - then i wipe my ccrma apt
> sources.list and apt.conf and replace them with those for the fedora.us
> and livna repositories. i then install stuff like mplayer, some games
> etc mp3 capabilities. i find that this way avoids the conflicts. you'll
> probly have to find a peculiar way of your own :)

I've been using it for about 8 months?  Why do you wipe the PlanetCCRMA 
configuration?  You seem to be implying that there are problems with the 
server configuration as I was saying.

You probably shouldn't be using Fedora Core 2 (or 3), as Fedora Core 1 
is performing better (see a previous thread on the list with the subject 

> i then reconfigure apt for ccrma access and install all the sequencers,
> synths and other audio/midi applications that i need to use.
> shayne
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