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Re: is this sensible?

On 25 June 2014 10:51:17 BST, "François Patte" <francois.patte@mi.parisdescartes.fr> wrote:
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>Le 25/06/2014 11:01, Weaver a écrit :
>> On Wed, June 25, 2014 1:57 am, François Patte wrote:
>>> Le 25/06/2014 10:49, Lisi Reisz a écrit :
>>>> On Wednesday 25 June 2014 09:32:22 François Patte wrote:
>>>>> I wanted to update my gthumb package (wich became ugly for an
>>>>>  unknown reason....). So I asked:
>>>>> apt-get install gthumb
>> Before installing anything, always update. This is what the
>> machine is actually trying to do.
>> Update, so that everything is current, then install the required 
>> package immediately, and you won't have that trouble. Cheers!
>The problem is: why do I have to install, for instance,  gcc-4.9-base
>gcc-4.9-base:i386  (I don't want to compile anything...)
>why do I have to install these xserver:
>  xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-mouse
>  xserver-xorg-input-synaptics xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
> xserver-xorg-input-wacom xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-ati
>  xserver-xorg-video-cirrus xserver-xorg-video-fbdev
>  xserver-xorg-video-mach64 xserver-xorg-video-mga
>  xserver-xorg-video-modesetting xserver-xorg-video-neomagic
>  xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
>  xserver-xorg-video-openchrome xserver-xorg-video-r128
>  xserver-xorg-video-radeon xserver-xorg-video-savage
>  xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion xserver-xorg-video-sisusb
>  xserver-xorg-video-tdfx xserver-xorg-video-trident
>  xserver-xorg-video-vmware
>I have an nvidia graphic card, so, if needed "nouveau" but I use the
>proprietary driver...
>Why should I install systemd?
>etc. etc.
>I just wanted to work with gthumb, but it was broken by a preceeding

Check /var/cache/apt/archives. Is the previous version of gthumb that worked there?

If so try: 
cd to that directory and 
dpkg -i gthumb-$VERSION-No.deb
to downgrade.


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