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Re: Unmet Dependencies

On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 08:58:00 -0500, Stuart Laughlin wrote:


> The problem in its essence is that when I try to install kde using
> 'apt-get install kde' I get an error message stating, 'the following
> packages have unmet dependencies: kde: Depends: kdeutils (>= 4:3.4.3)
> but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages'.
> When I attempt to follow the dependency chain, I end up at libsnmp10,
> about which apt reports 'E: Package libsnmp10 has no installation
> candidate'.
> My sources.list file has only one entry:
> 'deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian unstable main contrib non-free'
> I'm really just trying to figure out if I've got something wrong with
> my setup or if there is a problem with the kde packages in the
> unstable repository. In other words, should I be fixing something or
> just waiting patiently for the maintainers to repair the broken
> packages?

libsmp10 seems to have been replaced by libsnmp15, but ksim has not yet
been rebuilt to take that into account. If you don't want to wait you
can make use of the fact that the libsmp10 package is still present in
the "testing" (Lenny) branch. Just add the following line to your

deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian testing main contrib non-free

and run "apt-get update". After that you should be successful with
"apt-get install kde".

Furthermore, it is handy to have a "testing" repository in the
sources.list because it gives you an quick way to downgrade if a new
"unstable" version of some package should have a bug. Normally apt will
choose the newest version for each package, i.e. the one in Sid, but you
can override this with

apt-get -t testing install NAME-OF-PACKAGE

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
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