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Old 12-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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apt-get/dpkg problem

I recently downloaded and compiled the linux 2.6.0-test11 source. However to be able to use NVIDIA graphics driver it I had to install the 2.6-friendly compiled GLX-package from NVIDIA.
Because I had installed the NVIDIA-kernel from source I forced the GLX install in dpkg.

However since then I cannot install any dpkg-package or upgrade my system.
# apt-get upgrade
gives me
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
nvidia-glx: Depends: nvidia-kernel-1.0.4496 but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

Is there any way to make dpkg for example think that I've installed nvidia-kernel?


Old 12-12-2003, 10:20 AM   #2
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Look at 'man apt-get', there's an option for running the process without resolving dependencies; as "nvidia-kernel-1.0..." seems to be your only dependency problem, you can tell apt-get not to care about what a program needs. Nevertheless, apt-get it's kind of an authority in the dependency-solving fact, so if it tells you that you need "nvidia-kernel..." you need it.

Old 12-12-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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Well, everything works fine and infact I have it installed. It's just that I didn't install it thrue apt-get. Can one possibly add it in the "non-dependency"-list or such somewhere?


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