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Re: Gimp Babl too old




Bonjour Pétùr,

On 9/12/18 10:40 AM, Pétùr wrote:
> I can only find the 0.1-0 version:

Don't let yourself be fooled by the version number in the
package name (the part before the “/now”), and the real package
version number (the part between the “/now” and “amd64”).  It is
a way to have various versions of a same software installed on
your system.

> $ apt search libbabl
> En train de trier... Fait
> Recherche en texte intégral... Fait
> libbabl-0.1-0/now 1:0.1.44-dmo1 amd64  [installé, local]
>   Dynamic, any to any, pixel format conversion library
>
> libbabl-0.1-0-dbg/stable 0.1.18-1 amd64
>   bibliothèque dynamique de conversion de tous types de
>   formats de pixels –⋅symboles de débogage
>
> libbabl-dev/unstable,testing 0.1.56-1 amd64
>   bibliothèque dynamique de conversion de tous types de
>   formats de pixels –⋅fichiers de développement
>
> libbabl-doc/unstable,testing 0.1.56-1 all
>   bibliothèque dynamique de conversion de tous types de
>   formats de pixels –⋅documentation

At first, it sounded like the last `apt update` execution
occurred some time between “libbabl-dev” and “libbabl-0.1-0”
upgrade to version 0.1.56-1 on repositories side.

But “libbabl-0.1-0” seems somehow picked from another
repository, the version convention “1:0.1.44-dmo1” looks like it
is designed to supersede Debian's initial package on purpose.

If there are no more third party repository in your sources.list
files, you may be able to get the proper version by enforcing it
at installation:

	# apt install libbabl-0.1-0=0.1.56-1

A warning may ask you if you are certain you wish to downgrade.
Once done, you *may* be able to make use of Gimp.

Please be aware that there are quite some chances other packages
have been affected by similar quirks, if you have installed a
few of them from third party repositories.

I hope this helps anyway,
Bien à vous,
-- 
Étienne Mollier <etienne.mollier@xxxxxxxxxx>