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Old 02-17-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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aptitude: install new packages when an existing package has broken dependencies


I hassled to install google earth on ubuntu 14. The process involves forcing dpkg to ignore dependencies on ia32-libs that does not exist eny more. The program works (mostly).

However, now when trying to install something else, aptitude complains about missing dependencies of google earth, and suggests to delete it. Is there a way to tell aptitude just to ignore google-earth and continue with the rest of installation?
 
Old 02-17-2015, 10:56 PM   #2
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You need to install gcc-multilib
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2...ts-trusty-tahr
 
Old 02-18-2015, 12:34 AM   #3
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I think gcc-multilib helps to get google-earth to install. But this is not my problem--the problem is to get aptitude to work after I have installed one package with missing dependencis.

Can I just tell to aptitude to ignore everything around google-earth?
 
Old 02-18-2015, 03:36 AM   #4
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apt-get purge <package>
 
Old 02-18-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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'purge' will delete the package. I want to retain google earth, just tell apt not to look at it's dependencies, and let me to work with all the other packages.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 11:41 AM   #6
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apt-get & friends user manuals do not even mention this possibility. I found a vague claim that apt does not allow dependency problems, in this way suggesting this is not possible. Would be nice if someone could confirm.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 12:06 PM   #7
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yes, indeed, in that case it refuses to work you need to fix broken packages (in order to continue)
 
  


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