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Old 01-09-2004, 07:15 AM   #1
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apt-get & unmet dependencies!

Hi all,
I am a former RedHat user, new to Debian, running a Knoppix 3.2 hdinstall. All has been well with the apt-get basics, until I tried 'apt-get dist-upgrade' (as root, of course!!), or 'apt-get install kernel-package' in preparation to install my first kernel. Here is the error:

root# apt-get install kernel-package
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these: Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
libqt3-mt-dev: Depends: libxcursor-dev but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

OK, so I run 'apt-get' -f install:

root# apt-get -f install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 606 not upgraded.
17 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/29.2kB of archives. After unpacking 139kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 85906 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libxcursor-dev (from .../libxcursor-dev_1.0.2-4_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libxcursor-dev_1.0.2-4_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xcursor/Xcursor.h', which is also in package xlibs-dev
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

How do I get around this - can I run 'apt-get remove libxcursor-dev' & again try again?? I think not ...
Old 01-09-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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I think I found the answer in the Knoppix forum. Yay!!


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