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Re: Re: dependency problem

On  0, graham <graham@theseamans.net> wrote:
> [...]
> libhdf4-alt-dev: Depends: libhdf4-0-alt (= 4.2r4-6) but 4.2r4-5 is
> to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or
> specify a solution).
> [...]

The first thing to do would be to try a dist-upgrade. If that still fails, see
if you can apt-pin the needed package from a newer release; by the way, what
release are you running currently?

dist-upgrade gives me the same problem  as a plain upgrade.

The machine is running squeeze (2.6.30-1-amd64).

I run debian on this machine because I don't want to spend any time on maintenance, and debian usually 'just works'. My experience of bringing in packages from newer releases is that the mix generally brings more maintenance issues with it in the future. Especially as I have no idea what these packages are, I don't want them messing up everything else. I'd prefer to find why they are being brought in and remove whatever depends on them, if that's practical.


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