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Re: problems installing openoffice.org in etch

Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:51:17 -0300, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 17:56:24 -0300, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 16:38:13 -0300, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:


Hi! follows a copy of my /etc/apt/sources.list file. Just in case, I am using the amd64 port of etch...

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
That should work; this mirror has the .deb file right here:

What happens if you run "aptitude update"? Are there any error messages?

Here it is, no error messages:

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ sudo aptitude update
[ lines not pertaining to http.us.debian.org removed ]

Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org etch Release.gpg [378B]
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch Release
Ign http://http.us.debian.org etch/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://http.us.debian.org etch/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://http.us.debian.org etch/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/main Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/contrib Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/non-free Packages
That does look OK indeed. Do you now see the package available with
"apt-cache policy libstlport4.6c2"?
Hi Florian,

here is the output. The package is still missing:

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ apt-cache policy libstlport4.6c2
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
     4.6.2-3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

What about installing libstlport4.6c2 by hand? downloading the .deb file and using dpkg -i? of course, I will have to care about dependences by hand too. Does this make sense?

That is possible, but it will be a lot of work to download all the
dependencies (and the dependencies of the dependencies, etc.) yourself.

I use synaptic for installing packages. Yesterday, when I ran synaptic, it complained about a dependence problem, asking to use "Fix broken packages" before installing anything. After that, the problem with the installation of openoffice begun. May be both things are related? I don't know...

I would like to know how long the Packages file for http.us.debian.org
is on your system. Please post the output of:

ls -lh /var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stable_main_binary-amd64_Packages

Florian, I have that file with "etch" in the place of "stable". So:

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ ls -lh
-rw-r--r-- 1 root marcelo 2.3M 2008-05-19 10:33

Also, you can check if this file lists the libstlport4.6c2 package:

grep -A7 '^Package: libstlport4.6c2' /var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stable_main_binary-amd64_Packages

Nothing is returned:

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ grep -A7 '^Package: libstlport4.6c2'

Other things you can try:

Maybe there is a problem with the Packages file on your computer and it
does not get corrected because apt(itude) only downloads the index file
diffs by default. You can force a new download of the whole Packages
file with this:

aptitude -o Acquire::PDiffs=false update

Follows the output:

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ sudo aptitude -o Acquire::PDiffs=false update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get:2 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release [37.6kB]
Get:3 http://http.us.debian.org etch Release.gpg [378B]
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/main Packages
Get:4 http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch Release.gpg [189B]
Get:5 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages [254kB]
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/contrib Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org etch/non-free Packages
Get:6 http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch Release [9434B]
Get:7 http://www.backports.org etch-backports Release.gpg [189B]
Get:8 http://www.backports.org etch-backports Release [43.7kB]
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Packages
Get:9 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources [40.7kB]
Get:10 http://www.backports.org etch-backports/main Packages [315kB]
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Sources
Hit http://www.backports.org etch-backports/contrib Packages
Hit http://www.backports.org etch-backports/non-free Packages
Fetched 700kB in 47s (14.8kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

After this, libstlport4.6c2 is still missing...

marcelo@nostromo2:~$ grep -A7 '^Package: libstlport4.6c2'

If all else fails, try another mirror.

I'll do. Thanks a *lot* for your patience and time!


Marcelo Chiapparini

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