Thank you for your company, marvelous patience with me and all your kind suggestions along the way
Now I've got a working setup of OpenCPN and gr-ais/gnuradio in my laptop!
I really did'nt know it was 3.2.2 I built yesterday, thought it was 3.2.0. Think I was too messed up in my brain after the gnuradio-bussiness + OpenCPN-crashes to note what I did
$ opencpn -no_opengl
worked! I hope I do not loose too much in graphical interfaces in ocpn by using it? Have not tried yet. Just glad ocpn runs!
About your suggested uninstall script, should this be good for installations in /usr/local:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/opencpn
sudo rm -rf /usr//local/lib/opencpn
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/opencpn
rm -rf ~/.opencpn
and the ocpn libs in /usr/local/share/locale? Could I leave them (they are up to now the only libs in that directory) or should I remove them too with f.i.
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/locale/*
Finally, as I promised, Why Squeeze or even Lenny as it was recently?
I can agree with you that Debian mostly is a pain to configure, today even Slackware is easier at least in my experience!
The reason for my not installing every latest release of every possible dist I am interested in is very simple:
I keep two machines with a reasonably stable version of the dist I like as my "working environment", where I get things done. It normally takes me a week or two to configure them the way I like containing all software
I normally use. (Normally a painstaking business)
In my case they are an AMD64 single core
stationary with Windows7 and OpenSuSE12.2 and this small eeePC (intel integr graphics) With WindowsXPsp3 containing Fugawi Marine ENC
and Debian (upp till a few days ago Lenny) Squeeze now with among other things OpenCPN and gr-ais. The eeePC I bring with me in my yacht.
Of course I follow the interesting distributions later versions but do not change my "working environment" till I've found a newer version that's obviously better AND
stable! When that comes, I do a fresh install and move my working environtment to that.
-Sometimes I have to wait many dist generations. With OpenSuSE for instance it took from v. 10.3 till 12.2 before i moved my working environment. 12.3 again I've found too unstable too rely on.
This time though, I was really tempted to switch from Debian to LinuxMint Maya (LTS), but thanks to you I managed to avoid that! Even if you don't feel especially proud of that contribution I am very grateful to you for it!! (Have tried Nadia though and liked it. And the latest Ubuntu but am not much of an Ubuntu type. Too conservative I think