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Old 12-19-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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update apt with source compiled binaries

Hi All

I am hoping to find a simple method to tell apt about my already installed binaries.
I managed to get kde/qt/Xorg/Gtk installed from the source tar balls.
Everything is working fine with the installed binaries.
However, everytime that I now try to use apt-get install <package name> it finds tons of unmet dependencies.
Here is an example:
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
lapack: Depends: atlas2-base but it is not going to be installed or
blas but it is not going to be installed or
libgtk2.0-0: Depends: libgtk2.0-common (>= 2.4.13-1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgtk2.0-bin (>= 2.4.13-1) but it is not going to be installed
libx11-6: Depends: xlibs-data but it is not going to be installed
xlibs: Depends: xlibs-data but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

Eventually everything that I need to install for the X-window system seems to require xlibs.
I can install any program if I can find the source tarballs and compile them.
However, that is rapidly getting old... Any help here is appreciated..

Old 12-20-2004, 04:13 AM   #2
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I dont't know how you can tell apt about your already installed binaries.
When you installed those packages you could have used apt-src to create a Debian package from source and then installed using dpkg.




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