[Xapian-discuss] debian etch packages

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Sun Nov 2 15:13:13 GMT 2008

On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 12:56:59PM +0900, Josef Novak wrote:
>   Specifically, using:
> deb http://www.xapian.org/debian stable main
> deb-src http://www.xapian.org/debian stable main
> $ sudo apt-get -f update
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: Conflicting distribution: http://www.xapian.org stable Release
> (expected stable but got etch)
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

"W" here is short for "Warning" - this shouldn't be a problem.  Possibly
we should instead suggest that people specify "etch" rather than
"stable" in the instructions since you're the second person to be
worried by this.

> I have no problems, yet
> $ sudo apt-get install xapian-core
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> E: Couldn't find package xapian-core

xapian-core is the source package - it produces several binary packages,
but none of them are called xapian-core.
Just installing xapian-omega will ensure you have the runtime library
(which is currently libxapian15).  The same goes for any other
(non-broken) debian package which depends on Xapian.

If you want to compile software yourself using Xapian then you need to
install libxapian-dev.


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