[AG-TECH] Re: [AG-L] AG3 for Debian/Ubuntu

Christoph Willing willing at vislab.uq.edu.au
Fri Apr 6 20:37:40 CDT 2007

On 06/04/2007, at 5:23 AM, Christoph Willing wrote:

> On 05/04/2007, at 11:25 PM, Derek Piper wrote:
>> 	Also, I was wondering if these packages play nice with the  
>> AccessGrid 2.4 release from Steve Smith? I have those installed  
>> too and I'd like to be able to run both, but I'm not seeing any  
>> sort of indiciation of a compatibility add-on like there is for  
>> the RedHat/Fedora packages.
> I hadn't tried that, but did so just now (is it really 2.4? I could  
> only find 2.3). It looks like there's a name clash for Quickbridge,  
> so its probably easiest if I make a change in the AG3 packaging -  
> later on today. I was hoping to to avoid an extra compat package  
> but ...
> Until then you'd have to deinstall your AG2 package to try the AG3  
> package.


I've just updated the accessgrid & pyopensslag packages to remove the  
namespace clashes with the AG2.3 package (turned out to be several  
apart from QuickBridge). After an apt-get update or a Synaptic  
"Reload", the AG3 package will install alongside a pre-existing 2.3  
installation. Please note that the order is important - if you must  
have both versions installed, the AG2.3 package should be installed  
first, then the AG3 package.

_However_, the AG3 version will not run now due to the presence of 2  
versions wxgtk - wxgtk2.4 is a dependency of AG2.3 and wxgtk2.6 is a  
dependency of AG3 and they won't work together properly (looks like  
AG2 still runs OK though).

A possible solution is to rebuild the AG2.3 version to use wxgtk2.6  
and I've emailed the AG2.3 maintainer Steve Smith about this  
possibility. Unfortunately, he's left USydney so may not see the  
email and AFAIK is not involved in AG anymore anyway so ....

BTW, to properly deinstall the AG2.3 package, the packages:
should all be removed. Then, AG3 can be installed (with better  
features anyway)


Christoph Willing                       +61 7 3365 8350
QCIF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland

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