Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 26 2007,17:46
|Quote (cmcc1999 @ Mar. 26 2007,11:13)|
|Still tinkering away with DSL on my laptop and all was going swimmingly until I tried to install Netbeans 5.5 so I can do Java Dev on DSL.|
You shouldn't try to install bleeding-edge apps like that on DSL. That's like trying to run XP or Vista applications on Win98, or trying to run OSX apps on OS 7.5.
DSL is built on Debian Woody (Debian Old Stable). You'll either need to move back to an earlier, Woody-friendly version of NetBeans or update an awful lot of dependencies. The latter could cause conflicts with DSL's base applications. Mixing systems like that -- bleeding edge atop older libs -- can turn into a headache very fast (as you now know). So is trying to get back where you started. Did you backup anything you "updated"? That always makes things easier if the "update" bleeps up everything (that includes stuff added with dpkg/apt-get).
|I have tried using dselect but the same errors jump out of there too.|
Yeah, I bet. That's what happens when someone is using a stable base but gets all gung-ho about something that's made for a state of the art system (Debian terms: testing, unstable) and starts "updating" all the stuff that made it stable in the first place. Can you put the toothpaste back in the tube without reinstalling? It's easier if you backed up the stuff you tried to update.
|Is there anything that can be done or do I just have to find another Java IDE?|
Whatever you can find, it would still have to be something that won't require system-wide upgrades to work reasonably well with DSL. That will likely mean an older version, if you can still find either source that compiles or a binary that works with what you already have or can add without making your system unstable and buggy. Be sure to browse through release notes and installation guides to find out exactly what you need and compare it to what you have on your system, and look at options for compiling (i.e., compiling against older versions of dependencies) if you go that route (which assumes you have GCC installed):
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