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Re: [vox-tech] debian packages,dselect, etc...

begin: Stephen M. Helms <Mytho_X@pacbell.net> quote
> Thanks Pete,
> I found libsdl-mixer and it is listed as installed.  So I tried to have 
> debian update the install with no success.

careful with that axe, eugene.  update was probably very successful.  :)

> I am having a problem with 
> dselect.  Everytime I use dselect it wants to remove my pcmcia-modules.  
> Anyway to reset this? (I know probably a quick read of the man page, but 
> I am being lazy).

to be perfectly honest with you, i can't figure dselect out.  it likes to do
screwy things, like uninstall the entire system and reinstall the system when
it thinks there's a problem.  i think dselect tries to be a little too clever
for its own good.

for that reason, i'm using apt-get and dpkg exclusively now, and i've never
been happier.

> The main problem when trying to compile an sdl program is it says it 
> cannot find SDL_mixer.h, so I guess I could compile without the mixer 
> and sound, but whats the point.
ahhh... ok, you're looking for a "dev package".   dev packages contain files
that are necessary to compile your own programs using the library's
functionality.  in your case, you're looking for:




now if you have libsdl-mixer1.1-dev installed and the .h file still can't be
found, then we're in trouble.  :)

> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > begin: Stephen M. Helms <Mytho_X@pacbell.net> quote
> > 
> >> I actually have a few questions:
> >> 
> >> 2.  I am having trouble in compiling Bill k's defendguin (and other sdl
> >> games) saying that it can not find sdl-mixer.  I can not find sdl-mixer
> >> in dselect.  I know I can download the rpm, but I want to do things the
> >> debian way.
> >> 
> >> Any help would be appreciated.
> > 
> >  
> > stephen, you must be running potato.  sdl-mixer is definitely available from
> > the sid and woody packages.  i don't think potato has it.   you can find out
> > from www.debian.org.
> > 
> > note that it's called "libsdl-mixer", not "sdl-mixer".
> > 
> > # dpkg -l "libsdl-mixer*"
> > ||/ Name           Version        Description
> > +++-==============-==============-============================================
> > ii  libsdl-mixer1. 1.1.0-4        mixer library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1
> > ii  libsdl-mixer1. 1.1.0-4        Development files for SDL1.1 mixer library
> > ii  libsdl-mixer1. 1.2.0-1        mixer library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1
> > 
> > pete
> > 

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