Working around package conflict
Hello All. I'm new to this mailing list stuff, but I have a problem that
someone will probably be able to help me with - I hope.
I recently downloaded VariCAD for Debian 3.0 for a trial run. It is supplied
as a .deb package and I simply used a dpkg -i varicad....deb command to
install. dpkg complained that there were missing dependencies for kdelibs3.
I have the kdelibs4 installed, so I thought well I'll install the kdelibs3 as
well. No way. dselect was quite clear that this was a bad idea. I ended up
unpacking the kdelib3 .deb package manually and moved the libraries into the
/usr/lib directory, forced the install of VariCAD and after an ldconfig,
VariCAD starts and runs but SEGVs on shutdown. Everything else runs as
before - no problem.
What should I have done in this situation?
What can I do to fix the problem that is there now?
Thanks in advance,