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How to deal with package broken dependencies

I installed kdebase-libs today to get Kmail working.  It seems to have
broken a few things, so I'm wonder how best to deal with it.

First, I had gkrellm2 installed.  Now dpkg shows:

rc  gkrellm        1.2.12-2       Multiple stacked system monitors: 1 process.
rc  gkrellm2       2.0.3-1        Multiple stacked system monitors: 1 process.

I'm not sure what happened here.  I don't ever remember requesting gkrellm
(version 1) and I sure didn't ask either to be removed -- perhaps it was
removed on a installation conflict that I missed?

I had also install Aspell 0.50.3 from source -- I have some code that
depends on the New Aspell.

Now I see this in dpkg

rc  libaspell10     The aspell spell checker runtime libraries.
ii  libpspell4     0.12.2-6       Portable spell checker interface library

That on is probably my fault due to installing the New Aspell from source,
but I'm not sure.

Is this just a fact of life when using packages that may have conflicting

Can the package system tell me more about these packages, like when they
were installed (or removed) and what caused that to happen?


Bill Moseley moseley@hank.org

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