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Old 08-04-2005, 11:15 PM   #1
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Debian won't install KDE or Gnome?


Hello all!

I have just encountered a very strange behavior on a new Debian box I am building. I used the net-install for testing, and it installed a generic 2.6.8-11 kernel on an amd64 box. After getting the LVM to talk to both SATA disks, I assumed I was in business. I installed vim and sudo, then x-window-system. After that I went after kde. Apt-get install kde listed broken dependencies, there were about 10 of them. I was bummed about this, so I changed sources.lst to move up to unstable. I had a similiar result trying to install kde under unstable. That got me concerned, so I tried installing gnome under unstable, and again a simple command like "apt-get install gnome" reported broken packages. I dropped back to testing, tried gnome, and again got a similiar error, but there were different packages involved. I dropped down to stable, and it wouldn't install kde or gnome.

This post is being made from my laptop, running debian on a 2.6.11 kernel, using kde as the desktop environment, and when I tell it to install gnome, I get this specific error:
Code:
jim@jimlaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  gnome: Depends: gnome-office (= 1:2.10.1.1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
As my super box is the one without a desktop enviornment, I am anxious to get this fixed. SInce it is occuring on multiple architectures, I am assuming it is not just something wrong with my box. Any idea from the community at large what is going on, and about how long it takes the developers in charge to fix things like this?

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 08-05-2005, 04:47 AM   #2
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what does it say when you do an
apt-get install gnome-office

just to check: you did download the net install cd for amd64 right?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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I am not at the machine now, but yes, I did try to issue the commands
Code:
apt-get install gnome-office (as well as some of the screwed up kde files)
also apt-get build-dep kde
apt-get build-dep gnome
Those would just lead to more failed dependencies, and in some cases wrong versions of files.

And yes, good thought, but the install disk is the specific one for amd64 systems. My kernel as shown by uname -r is
Code:
2.6.8-11-amd64-generic
And I haven't made any mods to it, that is what was installed by the disk.

Thanks for your suggestions in any case!

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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whats with
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
...
did you install any .deb packages by hand?
there could be a version conflict...
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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No, I have not installed any packages by hand. I have been running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade continually, as I mentioned in the first post, I thought maybe it was just a problem with the packages in testing, but had similiar errors in stable/testing/unstable. I'll post the full output of things once I get home in about 8+ hours.

Neither apt-get update or upgrade report errors, beyond the usualy complaints about security and trusted files when I try unstable.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 08-06-2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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OK, I have the specific errors now. Here is the quick rehash -

Install debian testing with 2.6.8-11 on an amd64 system, apt-get install x-window-system is fine, but installing kde or gnome fails badly. Here are some reports -

Code:
sudo apt-get install kde
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kde: Depends: kde-core but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kde-amusements but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdeaddons but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdeadmin but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdeartwork but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdegraphics but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdemultimedia but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdenetwork but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdepim but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdeutils but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: kdewebdev but it is not going to be installed
then I did apt-get install kde-core (will just list missing packages, but both paragraps came up with each attempt)
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kde-core: Depends: kdebase but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: kdelibs but it is not going to be installed
apt-get install kdebase kdelibs
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kdebase: Depends: kappfinder (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kate (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kcontrol (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdebase-bin (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdebase-kio-plugins (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdepasswd (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdeprint (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdesktop (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kfind (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: khelpcenter (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kicker (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: klipper (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kmenuedit (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: konqueror-nsplugins (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: konqueror (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: konsole (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kpager (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kpersonalizer (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: ksmserver (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: ksplash (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: ksysguard (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: ktip (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kwin (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libkonq4 (>= 4:3.3.2-1) but it is not going to be installed
  kdelibs: Depends: kdelibs4 (>= 4:3.3.2-6.1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: kdelibs-bin (>= 4:3.3.2-6.1) but it is not going to be installed
Oddly enough, here is apt-get build-dep kde
Code:
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I much prefer KDE to Gnome, but tried gnome just to see what would happen -
sudo apt-get install gnome
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  gnome: Depends: gnome-desktop-environment (= 64) but it is not going to be installed
         Depends: gnome-office (= 64) but it is not going to be installed
That was followed with apt-get install gnome-office
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  gnome-office: Depends: gnome-core (= 64) but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: dia-gnome but it is not going to be installed
                Depends: planner but it is not going to be installed
And then apt-get install gnome-core dia-gnome planner
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  dia-gnome: Depends: dia-libs (= 0.94.0-7) but it is not going to be installed
  gnome-core: Depends: bug-buddy (>= 2.8.0) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: gedit (>= 2.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: gnome-applets (>= 2.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: gnome-control-center (>= 1:2.8.1) but it is not going tobe installed
              Depends: gnome-panel (>= 2.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: gnome-session (>= 2.8.1) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: gnome-terminal (>= 2.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: nautilus (>= 2.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: scrollkeeper but it is not going to be installed
              Depends: yelp (>= 2.6.5) but it is not going to be installed
  planner: Depends: libgda2-3 but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libxslt1.1 (>= 1.1.12) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: scrollkeeper but it is not going to be installed
Apt-get build-dep gnome also reported 0 0 0 just like the build-dep kde.

I am very confused. apt-get is working, as I used it to install single packages like vim and sudo, as well as the generic and unattractive x-window-system. If anyone knows what is going on, or has an idea what I can do to solve this, I'll be very appreciative if you reply.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 08-07-2005, 05:02 AM   #7
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It might be related to this .
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:49 AM   #8
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That seems logical, so I downloaded the daily builds of 08/05, 08/07, as well as the unstable for 08/05, and tried to install through them, but I encountered the problems I mentioned in this thread - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=350967

As having two threads on the same subject is against forum rules, I'll voluntarily no longer post on the thread after this one. When I tried to boot from the netinstall images mentioned at the top of the First paragraph, I encountered this problem.
Code:
Boot from CD:
ISOLINUX 2.04 2003-04-16 Copyright (C) 1994-2003 H. Peter Anvin
Could not find kernel image: linux
boot:
I tried typing in linux, linux26, and vmlinuz, all of which lead to this error from it -
Code:
Could not find kernel image: linux
boot:
Could not find kernel image: linux26
boot:
Could not find kernel image: vmlinuz
boot:
As this seems like a jackass level of problem, I assumed it should go in the newbie forum rather than here, although it does seem to be a debian specifi problem, so I think the thread there is the better place for this discussion to go.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:37 AM   #9
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try 'default'
 
Old 08-09-2005, 07:38 PM   #10
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Default does nothing. I don't understand why they would give you a shell that has no help option. of course, maybe it isn't intended. Any further advice? I am going to try todays build of unstable and testing, and see if I can get either of those to boot normally.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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