newbie APT troubles
Ok, bear with me, I'm new to the Debian thing.
Just dist-upgraded my Progeny system for the first time. Lots of yummy
new software, no problems.
But now, I want to get some other new packages, and upgrade some that
dist-upgrade didn't. For example, I want Evolution. Seems Evolution is
only in 'unstable'. So, I uncomment the debian-unstable line in
sources.list. Then, I 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get install evolution'.
evolution: Depends: gtkhtml but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libcamel0 (= 0.12-1) but it is not going to be
Depends: bonobo (>= 1.0.7) but 1.0.4-1.0progeny1 is to
be installed Depends: bonobo-conf (>= 0.7) but it is not
going to be installed
Depends: libcamel0 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgnomeprint15 (>= 0.29-1) but it is not
going to be installed
Depends: libgtkhtml14 (>= 0.11.1) but it is not going
to be installed
E: Sorry, broken packages
Whadya mean, "but it is not going to be installed". You mean you can't?
Or you just won't? Do you have some sort of grudge against those
packages? And what's up with "Depends: bonobo (>= 1.0.7) but
1.0.4-1.0progeny1 is to be installed"??? I don't recalling asking for
anything but evolution to be installed. Why is it telling me that
"1.0.4-1.0progeny1 is to be installed", and why can't it just install
the one it needs? And what about that "Broken packages" messages?
"OK", I think, let's try this 'dselect' thingy... I select "evolution",
and all's well until I hit the "Install" command... suddenly it wants to
confirm an *enourmous* list of unrelated adds, removals, and upgrades
with me. ("462 packages upgraded, 122 newly installed, 117 to remove and
7 not upgraded") *Whoa*, I never asked for all those. I just wanted
Evoultion. I try again with diety, same story.
This is just one example. I've had the same thing happen trying to
upgrade kde, or install CUPS, or Webmin, or stormpkg, or various others.
Ever since the dist-upgrade, any package that isn't part of Progeny's
distribution (stable, testing, or unstable) gives me the same kind of
grief when I try to install or upggrade it. It's a different list of
packages each time, but the same type of issues with apt-get, dselect,
So, what am I doing wrong?
Avdi B. Grimm