LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2009, 04:06 AM   #1
arunlfc
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy flash plugin causing problems


some months ago i tried to install flash but seemingly there were dependency problems.
But now whenever i try to install any package the same unmet dependencies occur and as such i am not able to install any software using apt-get.
I am using etch, and i get the following output:

Code:
ArunDebianEtch:/home/arun# apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
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:
  flash-plugin: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.6-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8 is to be installed
                Depends: libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.5) but 2.2.1-5+etch3 is to be installed
                Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0) but 2.12.4-2 is to be installed
  libgtk2.0-0: Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0) but 1.12.4-3 is to be installed
               Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1) but 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8 is to be installed
               Depends: libcairo2 (>= 1.6.4-6.1) but 1.2.4-4.1+etch1 is to be installed
               Depends: libcups2 (>= 1.3.8) but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0) but 2.12.4-2 is to be installed
               Depends: libgnutls26 (>= 2.4.0-0) but it is not going to be installed
               Depends: libkrb53 (>= 1.6.dfsg.2) but 1.4.4-7etch6 is to be installed
               Depends: libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.20.3) but 1.14.8-5 is to be installed
               Depends: libxdamage1 (>= 1:1.1) but 1:1.0.3-3 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
I tried the apt-get -f install command but it's asking to remove a lot of packages which i want to keep like kde, screensavers...so i cancelled.

Please help me if anyone knows how to deal with this.
Thanks.

Last edited by arunlfc; 05-26-2009 at 04:08 AM.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:24 AM   #2
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,465

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
A few suggestions:
1. use aptitude rather than apt-get - it handles dependencies better.
2. I think that your problems have very little to do with flash but are rather related to running etch. You will encounter more and more problems until you switch to the current stable debian version (called "Lenny").
3. Does your /etc/apt/sources.list point to stable? or to etch? You might want to change it to stable if it still points to etch.
4. You might want to do
Code:
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
to unblock your dependency issues.

Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-26-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
arunlfc
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried the dist-upgrade.
Aptitude asks for the debian cd which i put in the drive but nothing happens!!
 
Old 05-26-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,465

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ok, that explains a lot. You never set up your sources.list so you can't really get any packages that weren't contained on the installation disk.

Open a terminal and type
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
and report back on what the contents are (the cat command will print the file sources.list to screen).
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-26-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
arunlfc
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I had already added a few other repos i found on the net..
here's my sources.list:

Code:
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 200$

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20081$

deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
It still asked for the cd to be able to continue(can't figure out why !)

I finally managed to upgrade my system and install flash 10!
Actually i changed etch to lenny in the sources.list file and did

'aptitude dist-upgrade' as you said.

One thing triggers me though...if aptitude is really a front-end to apt-get, why does 'aptitude dist-upgrade' work and not 'apt-get dist-upgrade' ?

Thanks for your precious help and time
 
Old 05-26-2009, 10:54 AM   #6
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,465

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 200$

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20081$

deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
should look like this:
Quote:
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 200$

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20081$

deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
Quote:
It still asked for the cd to be able to continue(can't figure out why !)
You need to comment out the 2nd line that begins "deb cdrom:". The "#" sign is the way you comment out a line. Just put it at the beginning of the line you want to comment out. Of course you can just delete the lines with the cdrom in them.

Quote:
One thing triggers me though...if aptitude is really a front-end to apt-get, why does 'aptitude dist-upgrade' work and not 'apt-get dist-upgrade' ?
Aptitude is not a front-end to apt-get so it doesn't have all the same commands. In fact it's a "high-level interface to the package manager" (dpkg).
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-27-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
arunlfc
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks JDkaye
you were really helpful !
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flash plugin problems with Fedora 10 Tim_Kendall Linux - Software 3 03-16-2009 01:29 PM
macromedia flash plugin problems in FF and konq jetpeach Linux - Software 2 07-21-2005 07:14 AM
problems with flash plugin VertX Linux - Software 1 04-10-2005 06:53 PM
Problems with mozilla flash plugin. The_Messiah Linux - Software 5 09-10-2004 12:33 AM
Flash plugin sound problems footfrisbee Linux - Software 0 04-09-2003 12:13 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration