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Re: what is this error message?

On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 12:51, Rodney D. Myers wrote:
> I'm running the stable branch right now, but I have unstable also listed
> in /etc/apt/sources.list,
> when trying to do the 
> apt-get install -t unstable gnome
> I get the following error message;
> 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:
>   gnome: Depends: gnumeric but it is not going to be installed
>          Depends: pan but it is not going to be installed
> E: Sorry, broken packages
> Do I need to move to "unstable" as my base, or what?

Since so much depends on gnome, if you move to unstable gnome,
everything that depends on it, and many things that gnome 
depends on, will also have to move to unstable.

It's not as much as you think, though.

So, try this and see what happens:
# apt-get -s -u install -t unstable gnome pan gnumeric

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