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Old 02-09-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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New to Ubuntu - can't figure out dpkg "kernel image" message for RT2500 install

New to .deb package management, coming from years in RPM (Fedora/Suse). Have most of commandline (apt-get) and gui tools figured out, but this one has me stumped. I want to install the RT2500 module using module-assistant, and I have the K7 kernal image installed. Running it I get the messages below which seem circular; after creating the RT2500 package using module-assistant, dpkg complains that the required k7 kernal image isn't found, and apt-get says that it's already installed. I've apt-get, apt-cache searched, apt-get -f installed all over the place and I can't get past this problem.

Assistance appreciated.
pbh@lapzilla:~$ uname -r

pbh@lapzilla:~$ sudo dpkg -i /usr/src/rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7_1.1.0+cvs20050530-2+2.6.12-10.26_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7.
(Reading database ... 119832 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7 (from .../rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7_1.1.0+cvs20050530-2+2.6.12-10.26_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7:
rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7 depends on kernel-image-2.6.12-10-k7; however:
Package kernel-image-2.6.12-10-k7 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
pbh@lapzilla:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.12-10-k7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
linux-image-2.6.12-10-k7 is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
rt2500-2.6.12-10-k7: Depends: kernel-image-2.6.12-10-k7 but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Old 02-09-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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The problem you are having is with the fact that the images for the kernel have changed from kernel-image to linux-image which makes the package think the kernel it is built for does not exist. If there is a deb-src line for where you got the package from then you should be able to download the source and edit the control file to make the change in the depends line from kernel-image to linux-image and rebuild the package to be able to install it.


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