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Old 09-18-2006, 04:44 AM   #1
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Question Start Inkscape

Hey I'm using Debian sid and did aptitude install inkscape on my Laptop. I'm sure it is installed.
YUNNAN:/home/lover# dpkg -l | grep inkscape
rc  inkscape                           0.43-5                   vector-based drawing program
But I could not start it from the console
lover@YUNNAN:~$ inkscape &
[1] 16071
bash: inkscape: command not found
Can any of you tell me how to start the inkscape please?

Old 09-18-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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see that "rc" in front of the package name in dpkg -l output ? I don't remember the exact meaning (see dpkg doc..) but If I had to take a bet i would say: package was removed and configuration files are still there.

Anyway, you should read "ii" if your package was fully and correctly installed. Try to reinstall.
Old 09-20-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your reply! I aptitude purge the inkscape and try to install it again. I think In the sid the inkscape simply does not work. Because I got this error when try to aptitude install the package.

Resolving dependencies...
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Install the following packages:
dia [0.94.0-7sarge3 (stable)]
dia-common [0.94.0-7sarge3 (stable)]
dia-libs [0.94.0-7sarge3 (stable)]

Keep the following packages at their current version:
inkscape [Not Installed]
python [2.3.5-11 (now)]
python-minimal [Not Installed]
skencil [Not Installed]

Score is -125

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.
Does any one knows how to solve this problem please? Is there a package I can use as an alternative to the inkscape?



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