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Old 12-23-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
snutter
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debian dependency problem


could someone explain what this means?

Code:
debian:/home/snutter# apt-get install realplayer
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:
  libstdc++6: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-21) but 4.1.1-19 is to    be installed  

realplayer: Depends: libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1) but it is not going to be installed

E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

thanks
 
Old 12-23-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
snutter
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ive just updated the gcc-base package, now i get all these new problems

Code:
debian:/home/snutter/Desktop# apt-get install realplayer
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:
  cpp-4.1: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  g++-4.1: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  gcc-4.1: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  libgcc1: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  libssp0: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  libstdc++6-4.1-dev: Depends: gcc-4.1-base (= 4.1.1-19) but 4.1.1-21 is to be installed
  realplayer: Depends: libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
also, whats the format for adding repository to sources.list, so i don't have to keep downloading from debian website.

thanks
 
Old 12-23-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Do just what apt-get says, and run
Code:
apt-get -f install
That forces the install without checking dependencies. Once that is done, run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and everything should be cool. If something gets screwed up, run apt-get dist-upgrade. If you downloaded the gcc .deb file from the debian website and installed it, that was not a good idea. Gcc is the basis for a ton of programs, and it has a ton of specific dependencies. Always let the apt-get system handle major programs like gcc, so that you don't get into trouble.

You add repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list. You can open that file and see the format. It looks something like
Code:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sid main
deb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sid main
Where I have unstable/sid you may have testing/etch or stable/sarge.

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