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Old 04-08-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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fixing dependencies missing

When I run the command
sudo dpkg -i bless_0.6.0-4_all.deb
it fails due to many dependencies that are missing and not met. Is there a way to fix this so that they are automatically installed during the installation of the program? I am running Lubuntu.
Old 04-08-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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Why are you using dpkg to install packages? Try using either apt-get or aptitude and you'll have much better results resolving dependency issues.
Old 04-08-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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In Linux we typically use the "package manager" to install tested and trusted apps from the "repository."

If you like the command line you can simply:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install bless
Or if you prefer a GUI interface, you can install Bless with a couple of mouse clicks in the Ubuntu Software Center.

(Note: if you still get "many dependencies missing" when installing using the package manager, then there may be a problem with your software sources... we will cross that bridge when we get to it.)

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