[conspire] I've requested an impossible (package installation) situation
bill at wards.net
Tue Nov 8 15:33:12 PST 2005
Have you tried dselect? I've found it to be an easier way of dealing with
On 11/8/05, Eric De Mund <ead-conspire at ixian.com> wrote:
> Help. I've fallen into an impossible package installation situation and
> I can't get up. To wit:
> % sudo apt-get install kde
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... 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.
> 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: kde-amusements but it is not going to be installed
> Depends: kdeaddons but it is not installable
> E: Broken packages
> I got into this situation by:
> 1. Trying to install xmms-musepack, but it being similarly not
> permitted due to conflicts.
> 2. Deinstalling kde--my window manager--with apt-get to remove the
> major conflict with xmms-musepack.
> 3. Installing xmms-musepack with apt-get.
> 4. Trying to reinstall kde with apt-get. No dice. Conflicts.
> 5. Removing xmms-musepack with apt-get.
> 6. Trying to reinstall kde with apt-get. Still no dice. Conflicts
> Help! How can I get up off of the floor here?
> "...when floors are wet and slippery with manure, you can have a bad
> fall." --from the 1976 OSHA booklet, "Safety with Beef Cattle"
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