Re: New Debian ROOT (5.09/01) packages for i386 unstable

From: Christian Holm Christensen <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:10:41 +0100

Hi again,

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 14:30 +0100, Christian Holm Christensen wrote:
> Hi ROOT'ers, Debian-Scientists, et al,
> I'd like to inform you that I've uploaded new Debian ROOT packages of
> ROOT version 5.09/01 for i386, unstable to

This last update had some problems as some of you've kindly observed. I've uploaded a new revision. This should fix the problems hopefully.

If you get an error like

        Unpacking root-common (from .../root-common_5.09.01-2_all.deb) ...
        dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/root-common_5.09.01-2_all.deb (--unpack):
         trying to overwrite `/etc/root/pdg_table.txt', which is also in package libroot5.09
        dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Followed by 
        dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libroot5.09:
         libroot5.09 depends on root-common; however:
          Package root-common is not installed.
        dpkg: error processing libroot5.09 (--configure):
         dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

Then please try to re-install, or completely de-install old ROOT DEB installations first, and then install the new ROOT debs.

My apologies for the inconvenience. I thought I'd made the right `conflict', `replace' lines, but apparently not.

Note, that I did not make updates for packages which depend on 3rd party software (software for which there's no package in Debian), which means that you should be able to build from the source package directly on any normal Debian system (unstable at least). If not, let me know.

The repository is the same.

> deb unstable root
> deb-src unstable root
> Note, that there are a number of important changes in these packages:
> * Some `extensions' previously packaged as plug-ins are now split
> into 2 packages - a run-time library package, and a development
> package. That should address the issue raised in
> * Can now use DFSG-Free fonts rather than the MS Core fonts.
> * The CINT libraries and files are merged with libroot,
> libroot-dev, and root-bin.
> Note, that some of the changes to do this is not in ROOT's CVS, but a
> patch has been sent to the ROOT developers.
> If anyone has the possibility and are willing to try to compile the
> packages on non-i386 platforms, please do so. If you succeed, we
> (Brett and I) can put them in the repository. If you fail, I'll like
> to know about it. Please send a build log.


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