Bill Moseley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > I'm running a mostly testing machine, but I've loaded a few packages with > apt-get -t unstable foo. > > I did an dist-upgrade today and it removed Galeon: > > rc galeon 1.2.7-6 Mozilla based web browser with GNOME look and feel > > Now, trying to install Galeon again: > > Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies: > galeon: Depends: mozilla-browser (>= 2:1.0.0) That's testing's galeon. > So I had mozilla-browse 1.3-4 installed. That's unstable's mozilla. Bad combination. > Why is there a "2" epoch? Don't know, but it's not important. > So I removed my mozilla mozilla > > rc mozilla-browse 1.3-4 Mozilla Web Browser - core and browser > rc mozilla-mailne 1.2.1-9 Mozilla Web Browser - mail and news support > rc mozilla-psm 1.3-4 Mozilla Web Browser - Personal Security Mana > rc mozilla-xft 1.3-4 Mozilla Web Browser - Xft support files > > And tried installing galeon again and and got the same message. > > So tried to re-install mozilla-browser and got: > > Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies: > mozilla-browser: Depends: libnspr4 (= 2:1.0.0-0.woody.1) but 2:1.3-4 is to be installed > > Again, what happened to generate the epoch on these packages? Nothing generates an epoch. It was manually added by the maintainer back in the M18->0.whatever transition. > How do I get my packages installed? I can install with -t unstable, > but if I attempt that then I get more of "The following packages will > be REMOVED". > > Is it time to just dist-upgrade to unstable? Yes. Mixing testing and unstable is a very bad idea right now, and tends to be a bad idea most of the time. It's only OK either just before or just after a stable release. -- I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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