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Fwd: Re: Failed to install VLC from wheezy backports



Apologies to Andrei -- inadvertently sent by mail:


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Failed to install VLC from wheezy backports
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:16:47 +0100
From: Tony van der Hoff <tony@vanderhoff.org>
To: Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com>

On 09/12/14 00:04, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Lu, 08 dec 14, 17:30:44, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
>>
>> root@tony-fr:~# apt-get -t wheezy-backports install vlc
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> 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.
>> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>>
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>  vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.5-1~bpo70+1) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u1 is to be
>> installed
>>        Depends: libvlccore7 (>= 2.1.0) but it is not going to be installed
>>        Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 2.1.5-1~bpo70+1) but
>> 2.0.3-5+deb7u1 is to be installed
>>        Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse (= 2.1.5-1~bpo70+1) but
>> 2.0.3-5+deb7u1 is to be installed
>> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> 
> Please show the outputs of
> 
>     apt-cache policy
>     apt-cache policy vlc
>     apt-cache policy vlc-nox
>     apt-cache policy libvlccore7
> 

Thanks for taking an interest, Andrei
here goes:

tony@tony-fr:~$ sudo apt-cache policy
[sudo] password for tony:
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main Translation-en
 100 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64 Packages
     release v=,o=Debian
Backports,a=wheezy-backports,n=wheezy-backports,l=Debian Backports,c=main
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/non-free Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/main Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/contrib Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/contrib amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian,a=stable-updates,n=wheezy-updates,l=Debian,c=contrib
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/non-free amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian,a=stable-updates,n=wheezy-updates,l=Debian,c=non-free
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates/main amd64 Packages
     release o=Debian,a=stable-updates,n=wheezy-updates,l=Debian,c=main
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/non-free Translation-en
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main Translation-en
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/contrib Translation-en
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/contrib amd64 Packages
     release v=7.0,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian-Security,c=contrib
     origin security.debian.org
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=7.0,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian-Security,c=non-free
     origin security.debian.org
 500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
     release v=7.0,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian-Security,c=main
     origin security.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/non-free Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/contrib Translation-en
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/contrib amd64 Packages
     release v=7.7,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian,c=contrib
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=7.7,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian,c=non-free
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
 500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
     release v=7.7,o=Debian,a=stable,n=wheezy,l=Debian,c=main
     origin ftp.uk.debian.org
Pinned packages:


tony@tony-fr:~$ sudo apt-cache policy vlc
vlc:
  Installed: 2.0.3-5+deb7u1
  Candidate: 2.0.3-5+deb7u1
  Version table:
     2.1.5-1~bpo70+1 0
        100 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64
Packages
 *** 2.0.3-5+deb7u1 0
        500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


tony@tony-fr:~$ sudo apt-cache policy vlc-nox
vlc-nox:
  Installed: 2.0.3-5+deb7u1
  Candidate: 2.0.3-5+deb7u1
  Version table:
     2.1.5-1~bpo70+1 0
        100 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64
Packages
 *** 2.0.3-5+deb7u1 0
        500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


tony@tony-fr:~$ sudo apt-cache policy libvlccore7
libvlccore7:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.1.5-1~bpo70+1
  Version table:
     2.1.5-1~bpo70+1 0
        100 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports/main amd64
Packages


Perho
aps you, or someone, could kindly explain what this means, so that I
might have a better chance of resolving such problems myself in the
future :)

-- 
Tony van der Hoff  | mailto:tony@vanderhoff.org
Ariège, France     |



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