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Re: Totally confused about what apt-get is doing...

I dont know if you've already dont this, but could you post
your sources.list?


On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 02:30:06PM -0400, Neal Lippman wrote:
> OK, I've posted here before with my problem installing mplayer, and I've
> finally tracked things down to a missing libvorbis0a package.
> Here's what I cannot (now) figure out.
> 1) apt-show-versions | grep "vorbis" - shows me that I have no installed
> packages with vorbis in it, so I don't have libvorbis0a installed.
> 2) apt-get install libvorbis0a tells me:
> Reading Package Lists...
> Building Dependency Tree...
> 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:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   kde: Depends: kdebase-audiolibs but it is not going to be installed or
>                 kdebase3-audiolibs but it is not installable
> E: Broken packages
> so clearly I cannot install libvorbis0a. But why?
> 3) apt-get -d install libvorbis0a says the same thing, so I cannot seem to even just
> download the deb.
> 4) I know the deb is there, because on packages.debian.org, I can find the libvorbis0a
> package under testing (yes, I have testing properly configured in /etc/apt/sources.list), 
> and I can manually retrieve the deb from the same server I have listed in my sources.list
> file.
> 5) dpkg --info on the package thusly retrieved seems to show the correct information in it.
> So, does this mean something is broken with apt, the packages lists (I did do an
> apt-get update first), this packages, or my system? (I should mention that apt-get check
> does not show any errors).
> Thanks for any help!
> nl
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