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Old 06-01-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
Frits of waterplant
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Question apt-get dependency problems with alternative package


Hi,

the thing is, I needed a package to run opera plugins (openmotif). I got this package from the net, but it depends on another package (xlib6g). This package is not available, but apt-get mentions some alternatives. I have installed one of them, and then openmotif. My opera plugins work just fine, so problem solved.

I thought.

Now apt-get mentions the missing dependency of xlib6g every time I try to use it. Apparently, an alternative is no solution for the dependency. So now I want to tell apt-get not to bug me with this, because I have the alternative, and it works just fine. I tried looking in /var/lib/apt/lists/* but I suspect these files are overwritten every time I apt-get update. So if I modified something there, it would be lost then.

How do I solve this?
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried running:
apt-get --fix-broken
or apt-get --fix-missing
?
 
Old 06-01-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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I suspected something like this, and so it does:

I tries to remove openmotif, since according to apt it's broken. Which it aint.

kiezeltje:/home/dick# apt-get -fix-broken install
E: Command line option 'i' [from -fix-broken] is not known.
kiezeltje:/home/dick# apt-get --fix-broken install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
openmotif
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 3449kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
 
Old 06-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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Take a look here for xlib6g:
apt-get.org: Unofficial APT repositories - package search
http://www1.apt-get.org/search.php?q...arch%5B%5D=all
 
  


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