debian dependecy hell

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Fri Jul 30 01:03:21 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 02:46:05PM -0400, 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 ?).

Because you installed something for which it has no source, and hence no
source for any dependancies.  If it has a way to access the related
packages (through an apt source) it will deal just fine.  Also deals
fine with independant packages (like opera for example) installed that

> I am giving up on this distro for now.

Well your loss.  It's not the system's fault when you tell it to do
something unusual, and then don't know what to do when it needs help to
continue doing the unusual thing.

Lennart Sorensen
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