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Re: Install kde in Sid fails - depends libkmid... - How fix?

--- Brian Bilbrey <bilbrey@orbdesigns.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 01:40:55AM -0800, tluxt2@yahoo.com wrote:
> > I just tried a fresh install of Sid & KDE.  Package "kde" refused to
> > install, (although "kdebase" did install), because of a couple
> > nonessential packages.   How can this be overcome?
> > 
> I ran into this last weekend. The problem at that time was that libkmid
> is dependent explicitly on libglib1.3-12. That's not available any more,
> being superceded by libglib1.3-13. What I did was track down a copy of
> libglib1.3-12xxxx.deb, 

If it is not available anymore, how did you track it down? (See below,

> and manually install it using dpkg. THEN I
> installed libkmid, then I installed KDE.
> Fundamentally, when I run into problems like yours in unstable, I simply
> try installing down the chain until I find out what the holdup is. If,
> for instance, you had followed up your first failure with
> apt-get install libkmid
> You  would have found the dependency, then tried to install the
> libglib1.3-12 and run into the same thing I did.  You'll need, perhaps,
> to do the same with the kdebase3-audiolibs (and you do want to track
> kdebase3, I'm pretty sure).

OK, I tried what you suggested and found the same problem as you found. 
Here are some questions:

1)  Is there some way to tell "apt-get install kde" to just install
whatever it can, and ignore any unmet dependency problems?  (This would
save me a _lot_ of extra learning & work right now, which is an acceptable
tradeoff to me at this point, knowing some things will not be fully

2)  Is there a way to set up apt to automatically & safely solve problems
of this kind?  Perhaps by using the following 'default release' procedure?
[Hmm, my guess is that this probably won't solve this problem. :( ]

    create the file /etc/apt/apt.conf
    and put in it only the following line:
      APT::Default-Release "testing";]

  And, to install a package do:
    apt-get install <package>/unstable
  [in my case:
    apt-get install kde/unstable]

3)  How do I find ("track down") a copy of the correct package?
I couldn't find "libglib" at:

4)  How can it be installed? - 
Will something like (making appropriate substitutions)
"apt-get install libglib1.3-12xxxx.deb" work?
If not, do you have a url or pointer to what I'd need to read to learn how
to use dpkg to do this package install?

5)  How know which package is the correct one I need to dl & install?

When I do:
apt-get -s install libkmid
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libkmid: Depends: libglib1.3-12 (>= 1.3.12) but it is not installable

That shows ">=".

That is different from what you said:
> The problem at that time was that libkmid
> is dependent explicitly on libglib1.3-12. That's not available any more,
> being superceded by libglib1.3-13.

So, if it has been supersceded by 1.3-13, why doesn't apt-get obtain
1.3-13, which would satisfy ">= 1.3.12"?  
- Oh, is this why: the "-13" doesn't refer to the same thing as the ".13"?

So, is 1.3-13 being required, but is not available yet?

(Maybe I should try looking into this more deeply using "apt-cache show
libglib1", or showpkg, or?)

6)  How would one know one wants kdebase3-audiolibs, not
kdebase-audiolibs?  Do you have a pointer to something that tells me about
what kdebase, and kdebase3 are, and how I could determine which I want in
my case?

7)  Since:
apt-get -s install kdebase3-audiolibs
Package kdebase3-audiolibs has no available version, but exists in the
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
of sources.list
E: Package kdebase3-audiolibs has no installation candidate

Where do I look next to start tracking this down?

Thanks for your help!

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