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Old 08-04-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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apt-get install options


I run KDE full. I want to run Gnome and Windowmaker also. When I apt-get either of these large desk environments, apt wants to remove KDE. How can I do this? I see no apt-get option to download, install, do not remove anything. The do not remove option halts the processs as I read it. Maybe I'm blind and can't read. Am I missing something here. Thanks.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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Can you post what happens when you type "apt-get install gnome." (i.e. Which packages it tries to remove).
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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I have both KDE and Gnome on my machine and never encountered this problem. I installed gnome first and then KDE though...
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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I have. There was a package that was replaced with another. The new package wasn't seen as an equivalent of the old package, so apt would try to remove other dependent packages. Installing the new package before installing Gnome solved it for me. Might be the same case here.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:34 PM   #5
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Would you post your /etc/apt/sources.list and let us know if you are pinning any packages?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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Ok. I am using the unstable apt source. What it wants to remove is the entire KDE meta package. The whole list of K this and K that is there for removal. I've got IceWM, Blackbox, Xfce and Enlightenment all via apt-get no problems. But Gnome, WindowMaker and can't remember the other two or three I tried to apt-get, all cause apt to want to remove the KDE package. Open to any sugs. But right now it is 0250 and I am hitting the rack. So if need be will post more details maņana.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:08 PM   #7
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Should have known. Patience, man, patience. Must have just been temporary mismatches in the unstable packages. The Debian machine just finished upgrade so for the heck of it I did apt-get gnome and by golly, got 348 megs incoming. Nothing listed for removal. Can't wait for tomorrow to see those applications lists in Enlightenment. Geez, all of K, all of X and all of G. Thanks for your support. Cheers.
 
  


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