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Re: backported libpulse-dev cannot be installed due to dependency version issues (caused by the backport)

On 01/04/2016 01:53 PM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 04/01/16 12:22, bobafetthotmail wrote:
>> libpulse-dev cannot be installed because it asks dependencies at a
>> specific version while the backported dependencies are at a later version.
> ...
>> apt-get install libpulse-dev
> ...
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>  libpulse-dev : Depends: libpulse0 (= 5.0-13) but 7.1-2~bpo8+1 is to be
>> installed
>>                 Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (= 5.0-13) but
>> 7.1-2~bpo8+1 is to be installed
>> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> You can either install PulseAudio entirely from jessie or entirely from
> jessie-backports, but you can't mix them.

Also note that I've had similar problems with Multi-Arch: if some

> That apt output looks as though you've instructed apt to install
> libpulse-dev from jessie, but you already have libpulse0 etc. from
> jessie-backports, which are incompatible with libpulse-dev from jessie.
> apt is configured not to try to find solutions involving backported
> packages, so the installation fails.
> "apt install libpulse-dev/jessie-backports" will probably work.
> Alternatively, aptitude tries harder to offer you multiple solutions,
> one of which is usually what you want; you might find it useful here.
>     S

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