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Re: [Fwd: Re: need advice for correct sources.list because of broken packages]

On Saturday 09 April 2005 04:31 pm, A.E.Lawrence wrote:
> I didn't see the resolutions in those earlier postings :-) But perhaps
> they went silent when things cleared.
> But this:-
> ------------------------------------------------
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>      libc6-dev: Depends: libc6 (= 2.3.2.ds1-20) but
>     2.3.2.ds1- is to be installed
> --------------------------------------------------
> does seem to occur very often and is a bit of a show-stopper when one is
> trying to compile or rebuild components :) I can force it with dpkg but
> then it just gets removed again if I use any of the standard
> apt-get/aptitude/.. tools which is decidedly cumbersome...
> I did check the debs in the pools on various mirrors and those packages
> seemed to be quite old with no recent changes.
> But I will be patient...
> Thanks for the reply
> Adrian Lawrence


I just double-checked on my AMD64/Sarge system and your information seems to 
be incorrect. On my system (and on my 32-bit system) libc6-dev (2.3.2.ds1-20) 
depends upon libc6 (2.3.2.ds1-20). I suspect that you may have downloaded 
some corrupted information earlier. This is from another post today about apt 
file corruption:

> Just a quick  update on my problem. I deleted the files 
> in /var/lib/apt/lists and in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial then did apt-get 
> update and everything is fine now. Thanks for the help.
> Grahame

I'm still trying to figure out apt, so I can't attest to this particular 
method, but in general I think you somehow need to force apt to reload all 
it's information.

Hope this helps,


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