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Old 10-08-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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libdvdcss and w32codecs installation blocked by missing (?) libc6

I'm trying to install libdvdcss2 and w32codecs in MEPIS 6.5. The feedback I get is:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libdvdcss2: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1) but 2.3.6-0ubuntu20.5 is to be installed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
w32codecs: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1) but 2.3.6-0ubuntu20.5 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
-- yet, according to APT, "libc6 is already the newest version."

According to this review of MEPIS, a person could get a repository of non-free packages called Medibuntu that would include w32codecs and libdvdcss. I added this repository to my /etc/apt/sources.list according to the instructions for Feisty Fawn here:
echo "deb feisty free non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
(Naturally, I logged in as root and took out the sudo.)

Any idea why my already-installed libc6 won't do the job? Do I need a different repository?

Old 10-09-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Not being a Mepis user I'm just guessing. I use Debian and there are various versions at different stages of maturity (stable, testing, unstable, experimental). Mixing them indiscriminately is likely to lead to the sort of errors you are seeing. My version of libc6 is 2.6.1 which suggests your Mepis install is pretty old. Although your package manager says it's the newest, it may be checking against an old list. I suspect you are trying to install packages that belong with a more recent version.

I am always a bit suspicious of these cross-distro package schemes. It's a complicated enough job for a single distro to keep its own packages consistent.

Last edited by maroonbaboon; 10-09-2007 at 10:46 AM.


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