Monday, August 16, 2010

Dia Hassles

Upgraded Ubuntu to 9.10, and Dia got upgraded to 0.97. This update included a change to the file format for associations elements, (which breaks, which is fully unsupported/orphaned at this point), and apparently changed the default font, which skewed all of our diagrams.

So I removed 0.97, and pulled down the 0.96 .debs from, and installed them, but then Ubuntu kept asking to upgrade them, since it saw 0.97 out there in Karmic. So, taking a page from my angel upgrade, I edited /var/lib/dpkg/status, and removed the three 0.96 dia entries from that, and now I have 0.96 installed, but Synaptic doesn't know about it, and doesn't ask to upgrade it. Hackish, but it appears to work.


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