debian dependecy hell
anton-F0u+EriZ6ihBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 29 21:21:49 UTC 2004
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It's not that apt-get doesn't work with dpkg. dpkg is just a low-level
that allows you to break the dependency rules. apt-get on the other hand
does not allow it, and tries to "fix" things by satisfying the
dependencies. Sometimes this means it tries to uninstall one library,
which then uninstalls another package that depends on it, etc. It is
usually best to manually (using dpkg for example) undo whatever action
caused the problem in the first place.
Peter L. Peres wrote:
> Ok, dpkg hosed the installation. It has nothing to do with my packages,
> which are now installed, and I can almost compile. dpkg has cleverly
> removed most kde components, including konqueror. I wish I could
> understand what caused it to remove all those packages ?!!!
> In general apt-get does not understand packages installed with dpkg -i
> (why not ?).
> I am giving up on this distro for now.
Anton Markov <("anton" + "@" + "truxtar" + "." + "com")>
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