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Re: gimp1.2 for ppc?

Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
> > >   pdl: Depends: libterm-readkey-perl but it is not going to be installed
> >                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > > libterm-readkey-perl seems available now. I could try building it on
> > > voltaire as voltaire doesn't seem to do anything useful right now.
> >
> > Doesn't the error from apt indicate that it's available but needs to be
> > explicitly installed? Should it be added to the build dependencies?
> > (Sometimes I wonder why apt doesn't just install those)
> I always read those as 'is not available for installation' (apt-get
> otherwise installes anything that a requested package depends on).

Sure, that's what one would expect, but it hasn't always been the case for me.
Sometimes apt will fail with this error but it will work if I just add that
package on the install line. I haven't been able to deduce any kind of rule
behind that strange behaviour yet.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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