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Old 02-03-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
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Angry kde libraries under Debian SID


Does any of you recognize this messages? when I write:

apt-get install kde

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
kde: Depends: kdelibs3 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libkmid or
like this for many packages...

what can this be??

Old 02-03-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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Sometimes the dependencies in sid is broken, because one package get's upgraded, but a newer package it depends on hasn't been added.

If you want, you can get kde 3.1 instead (kde in sid is 2.2.2). Add this to your sources list: stable main
Old 02-04-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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:-) thanks!


I supposed that was one way, but I wasn't sure if you can mix some libraries of woody and sid together...

I suppose that you can do it because kde and gnome are independent, aren't them?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your reply!!

Old 02-05-2003, 03:07 AM   #4
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You can mix bewteen different versions of Debian, I have a mix of a Sarge/Sid system.
And yes, Gnome and KDE are totally independent, although some programs maybe requieres some 3rd part libs.

And infact, from today (February 5.) KDE 3.1 is part of unstable (sid), so you can grab it from a faster mirror than

Be aware that it can take a couple of days before all mirrors are updated

Last edited by aliensub; 02-05-2003 at 03:09 AM.


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