3.3.3 upgrade - Debian Stable/Buster libxcb-util1 easy fix

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Post Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:27 pm

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Upgraded to 3.3.3 today and got the libxcb-util1 dependency. I did a quick google and saw a post about making a backport... which I'm sure works but seems awfully labour intensive. I noticed that lots of the posts were diverging into distro wars about why you must use ubuntu because it's supported or arch because its "better"; well I'm on a chrome book so Debian stable is where I live. Here is how to fix it without working really hard or breaking anything.

***just install it from the testing repo***

this is what I did;.....

btw I use nano and aptitude so make sure you have those if you're going to cut/paste...

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sudo apt install nano aptitude
first, i made a sources thing @ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list

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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list
and i put the testing repo in there

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main
then i made a file to tell apt that i was planning to stay on stable(buster)

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sudo nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/default-release
and i typed this into it

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APT::Default-Release "buster";
now you can install anything from testing you like by saying you want testing for the following packages. mine looked like this

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aptitude -t testing install libxcb-util1

don't forget to enable your multi-arch for i386 support, you need that too if you don't already have it

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
hope this saves someone some time so you can get back to mixing beats.


25 posts since 23 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:30 am

Hey, nice guide. Might check this one out. Maybe that way I can stay mostly on stable and get newest Bitwig versions.

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