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Old 03-16-2006, 08:12 AM   #1
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A nasty package dependency problem

Using Sarge/Stable here. I'm trying to install libgtk2.0-dev:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libgtk2.0-dev: Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.6.4-3.1) but 2.6.8-1 is installed.
Depends: libpango1.0-dev (>= 1.4.0-3) but it is not installable
Depends: libatk1.0-dev (>= 1.6.1-2) but it is not installable

The first item seems incomprehensible - I'm using stable, so what can explain such an absurd version requirement and mismatch? libfontconfig1 and its dev package (required by libpango) have a similar discrepancy. What to do?

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Old 03-16-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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Makes perfect since libgtk2.0-dev depends on libgtk2.0 v2.6.4-3.1, you have v2.6.8-1. Where did you get it? The current version available in the security updates is 2.6.4-3.1. You have installed it from some other source.
Old 03-16-2006, 09:12 AM   #3
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Ah, I suppose those might be leftovers from my pre-Sarge unstable setup. Downgrading the problem packages by hand did it. Thanks.


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