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Here is the story. I needed to upgrade some software (such as firefox but many others too) for security reasons. I type "apt-get upgrade" and I get a list of about 50 packages are are being "kept back". I need those packages because if I don't have them, I am prone to several major security risks. Some of this software requires a package called libaspell15c2. Nothing will install without it but when I do "apt-get install libaspell15c2" I get a thing about needing to remove literally 100s of packages that are essentual for my system. What can I do to fix it?
The packages dependent on libaspell15c2 are being kept back as it'll remove kde among others. Till those packages are rebuilt to have the dependencies right it will be kept back.
Apparently mepis is based on sid. This is exactly the reason debian has three branches. So people who don't know how to fix these things or don't want to have this kind of problems have a stable or testing branch with packages that are more tested and have the dependencies ok.
Yes there's no other method unless you want to delete all those packages that depend on libaspellx. If you run apt-get install libaspell15c you'll see what you're going to loose. I'm waiting for the dependencies to be right for some time now as well but I don't want to loose those programs it's going to uninstall.
I'm having the same problem, with this package and with libopenexrr2c2. I am trying to get the kde dev packages installed for kde 3.4. I installed the replacement libaspell15, but still getting the same dependency problems.
I did an update a week ago.. and it unistalled a couple of programs (including gaim) .. i didnt care at the time until i realised that i needed to install libaspell15c? but to install that it wants to uninstall almost every package avail on my box.
So i just gave up :P ...
Is there currently a fix for this? Whats the current status on teh situation?
Nevermind, I just did an apt update and upgrade and it actually installed libaspell15c2 automatically, even though I have libaspell15 already installed. A few days ago it would not let me do that. I guess they got it straightened out...