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Old 02-06-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
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Dependency Hell w/Dell D800.


I'm trying to install NVidia drivers on my Dell Latitude D800, running Debian 3.0 R1.

The driver itself has a pile of dependencies, all of which I've been getting as I go along.

It's asking for libc6, so I do:

dpkg -i libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb

libc6 depends on libdb1-compat; however:
Package libdb1-compat is not configured yet.

And it exits.

I've installed libdb1-compat from the following file: libdb1-coimpat_2.1.3-7_i386.deb

So I figure " no problem, I'll configure it".

dpkg --configure libdb1-compat

libdb1-compat depends on libc6 (>=2.2.5-13); however
Package libc6 is not configured yet.

*scratches head*

So currently I can't configure libdb1-compat until I configure libc6, but I can't configure libc6 because libdb1-compat isn't configured, because libc6 isn't configured... Who's on first?

Any insight appreciated.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:22 AM   #2
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Blargh, figured that part out as soon as I posted it.

dpkg --configure libc6 libdb1-compat

Seemed to configure them both. On to the next dependency.

Maybe I'm just biased, but it is normal that I've downloaded and installed over fifteen packages now, just to get a simple video driver running?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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Rebooted after installing the latest package... Kernel panic and it doesn't boot.

/vent /rant /cry /cantwaitfortheweekend
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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Why aren't you using apt-get?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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Ugh, because getting the broadcom NIC to work in it is equally frustrating. :\

I've really no idea where to go from here. I've been trying to get the NIC to work first now (so I can use apt).

My new issues:

Broadcom's driver, which I got from This page

Gets me a tar file. It extracts into a directory of .h, .c and a Makefile.

Configure does nothing.

Make gets me:
Makefile:18: ***Linux kernel source tree not found. Stop.

So I tried the driver from This page instead, with the compile from source link.

dpkg -i bcm5700-source(etc)

Gets me:
Setting up bcm5700-source (2.0.32-1) ...

Then does.. Nothing.

Again, no idea what's next, but there's no way this should really be this difficult. Either a) My MCSE is a total handicap and there's a mental block preventing me from seeing what I'm doing wrong. Or b) Debian is a distro that I can't fathom anyone using.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:25 PM   #6
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Ugh, update, still trying to get this working.

I finally (think anyways) I found the proper driver. I go to make it, and it needs the kernel headers.

Which need libc6, which has a bunch of dependencies, which i can't get, because I can't use apt - because I'm just trying to get my network card working...

*goes insane*
 
  


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