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Re: apt-get: impossible situation



On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 03:21:11PM +0100, Tom wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to install imagemagick, but encounter a problem with
> apt-get. The following error occurs.
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> 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:
>   imagemagick: Depends: libmagick5 (= 4:5.4.4.5-1) but it is not
>   going to be installed
>   E: Sorry, broken packages
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Am I doing something wrong? If so, what? I have made sure to apt-get
> upgrade before, and can't really think of anything else... Trying
> to manually install the dependency only results in even more
> dependencies...

Which distribution are you using?  Sid has this sort of problems all the
time, since related packages might not make it into the same mirror
pulse or whatever.

-rob

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