[texworks] TeXworks and Ubuntu 8.10

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 07:43:17 CEST 2009

Hi again,

I hope I can shed some light into this now.

On 2009-09-18 01:41, Greg Bennett wrote:
> Stefan, I am running Intrepid rather than Hardy.

Oops, sorry. Got confused with the version numbers. 8.10 is Intrepid,
8.04 was Hardy. My bad.

> sudo apt-get install libhunspell-1.1-0 libpoppler-qt4-2 libpoppler2
> I see Reading Package list... Done
>        Building dependency tree
>        Reading state information... Done
> Package libhunspell-1.1-0 (or the others) is not available, but us
> referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is
> only available from another source
> E: Package libhunspell-1.1-0 (or the others0 has no release candidate.
> Poking about on Ubuntu leaves me with locations on some *Hardy*
> archives and a suggestion that I
> add lines pointing to these to sources.list; I tried but to no effect.

So this explains why you can't install e.g. libhunspell-1.1-0. Intrepid
ships with a newer version, libhunspell-1.2-0.

> I do see libhunspell-1.2 and libpoppler-qt3 about, but I assume that
> the build script for TeXworks is version
> specific.
> I suppose I have to wait until Intrepid stuff becomes available.

Correct, the builds are version specific for precisely the reason that
different versions ship with different versions of the libraries.
However, this is handled on the server and shouldn't be of any concern
to you. Furthermore, at the moment all officially supported versions of
Ubuntu from 8.04 (Hardy) to the upcoming 9.10 (Karmic) are supported by
the repository. You have to tell your synaptic package manager which one
to use, however (don't ask me why it can't choose the correct one
itself). So I assume that you have a line in your /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/texworks/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
which should be replaced by
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/texworks/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
for this to work.

This may be obsolete now since you compile Tw yourself, but nevertheless
I thought I'll try to clear things up (in case someone else has a
similar problem).


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