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Old 04-20-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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bitorrent deb dpkg installation complaint about python

I'm trying to install the bittorrent deb on my stable (woody) system and this is what happens:
# dpkg -i bittorrent_3.4.2-3_all.deb
(Reading database ... 51439 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace bittorrent 3.4.2-3 (using .../bittorrent_3.4.2-3_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement bittorrent ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bittorrent:
bittorrent depends on python (>= 2.3); however:
Version of python on system is 2.1.3-3.
dpkg: error processing bittorrent (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

but I did install a new python from testing:

# dpkg -s python2.3
Package: python2.3
Status: install ok installed
Priority: standard
Section: python
Installed-Size: 9392
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <>
Version: 2.3.5-1
Replaces: python2.3-xmlbase
Provides: python2.3-xmlbase
Depends: libbz2-1.0, libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libdb4.2, libncurses5 (>= 5.4-1), libreadline4 (>= 4.3-1), libssl0.9.7, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
Recommends: python2.3-iconvcodec | python2.3-cjkcodecs | python2.3-japanese-codecs, python2.3-iconvcodec | python2.3-cjkcodecs | python2.3-korean-codecs
Suggests: python2.3-doc, python2.3-profiler
Conflicts: python2.3-xmlbase, python2.3-csv, python2.3-dev (<< 2.3.4-15)
/etc/python2.3/ 8eb9ffc159683a8f12d63c07335b745a
Description: An interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 2.3)
Version 2.3 of the high-level, interactive object oriented language,
includes an extensive class library with lots of goodies for
network programming, system administration, sounds and graphics.

What's going on?

Update: I hadn't installed the 'python' package (although I did install 'python2.3' ). But trying to install that also doesn't work:

# dpkg -i python_2.3.5-1_all.deb
dpkg: regarding python_2.3.5-1_all.deb containing python:
reportbug conflicts with python (>> 2.3)
python (version 2.3.5-1) is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing python_2.3.5-1_all.deb (--install):
conflicting packages - not installing python
Errors were encountered while processing:

Can anyone explain to me what all this means?

Last edited by celejar; 04-20-2005 at 11:40 AM.
Old 04-21-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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looks like you are trying to upgrade your bittorrent.

woody does not haf bittorrent in its respository.
maybe you can try backports.
add this in sources.list
deb stable all
Old 04-22-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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Thanks. I know woody doesn't have bittorrent; I'm trying to install the sarge package. I installed whatever seemed to be its dependencies, but am running into trouble as above. I'm going to check out the site damienduff suggested.
Old 04-22-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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Update: I got the backport but it won't install; it complains about libwx-python 2.3 being required and I don't know where to get that (woody has 2.2).


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