Re: [email@example.com: error in packages dependancies]
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 08:15:56PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Nicolò Chieffo <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> Delivery-date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 15:37:24 +0200
> From: Nicolò Chieffo <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: error in packages dependancies
> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:33:17 +0200
> debian:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get install libvpopmail1
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> 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.
> Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
> the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> that package should be filed.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
> libvpopmail1: Depends: qmail but it is not installable
> E: Sorry, broken packages
> The package qmail doesn't exist in the database: there's only qmail-src that
> I'va already installed. I wanna install vpopmail, but as u can see it's
> impossible. How can I deal this problem?
Given that you have qmail-src installed, try building qmail from it. As
the qmail-src postinst says:
To build qmail binary package, you have to run
WARNING! - The binary packages built by build-qmail are
dependant on the uid and gid's of the system
that the package was built on.
If you are building/installing qmail for the
first time, I highly recommend you check your
/etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, & /etc/group files
and remove ANY existing qmail uid or gid's and
re-install qmail-src. If you choose not to,
it may not work!
Colin Watson [email@example.com]