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Hello, I'm afraid, but I still need help for my Linux system. Please note that I'm completely new to Linux. After setting sources.list as described on the KDE-website I have removed all KDE2 packages (at least I hope I have) with dselect. I then have tryed to reinstall KDE with dselect but this did not work. So I decided to use APT to install KDE3 as described in [url]http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-install[/url] The page says that "APT will check the dependencies and install the needed packages" if the package that is to be installed depends on other packages. So I type at the ...

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    Default apt-get -- automatically resolve dependencies when installing KDE3

    Hello,

    I'm afraid, but I still need help for my Linux system. Please note that I'm
    completely new to Linux.

    After setting sources.list as described on the KDE-website I have removed
    all KDE2 packages (at least I hope I have) with dselect. I then have tryed
    to reinstall KDE with dselect but this did not work. So I decided to use
    APT to install KDE3 as described in
    [url]http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-install[/url]

    The page says that "APT will check the dependencies and install the needed
    packages" if the package that is to be installed depends on other packages.
    So I type at the prompt:

    apt-get install kdebase

    But this produces the output that can be seen at the end of this message.
    I've found a discussion on the web where the install procedure I used
    worked:
    [url]http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/26/2003/07/1/68399[/url]

    Can anyone please help me and tell me why the installation doesn't work on
    my machine? What do I have to do in order to get apt-get to automatically
    resolve dependency problems?

    I'm looking forward to your help,
    Robert


    ==============================
    The output of "apt-get install kdebase" was:

    Reading Package Lists...
    Building Dependency Tree...
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
    kdebase: Depends: kappfinder (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: kate (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kcontrol (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kdebase-bin (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: kdebase-kio-plugins (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not
    going to be installed
    Depends: kdeprint (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kdesktop (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kfind (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: khelpcenter (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: kicker (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: klipper (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kmenuedit (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: konqueror-nsplugins (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not
    going to be installed
    Depends: konqueror (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: konsole (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kpager (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kpersonalizer (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going
    to be installed
    Depends: ksmserver (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: ksplash (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: ksysguard (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to
    be installed
    Depends: ktip (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: kwin (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Depends: libkonq4 (>= 4:3.1.3-0woody1) but it is not going to be
    installed
    Robert Bamler Guest

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    Default Re: apt-get -- automatically resolve dependencies when installing KDE3

    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 22:18:01 +0200, Robert Bamler <robert.bamlergmx.de> wrote:


    You might try apt-get update and then run it again.

    Are you sure you have sources.list correct? It's touchy.


    Alan C


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    Alan Connor Guest

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    Default Re: apt-get -- automatically resolve dependencies when installing KDE3

    Robert Bamler wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm afraid, but I still need help for my Linux system. Please note that
    > I'm completely new to Linux.
    >
    > After setting sources.list as described on the KDE-website I have removed
    > all KDE2 packages (at least I hope I have) with dselect. I then have tryed
    > to reinstall KDE with dselect but this did not work. So I decided to use
    > APT to install KDE3 as described in
    > [url]http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-install[/url]
    >
    > The page says that "APT will check the dependencies and install the needed
    > packages" if the package that is to be installed depends on other
    > packages. So I type at the prompt:
    >
    > apt-get install kdebase
    >
    > But this produces the output that can be seen at the end of this message.
    > I've found a discussion on the web where the install procedure I used
    > worked:
    > [url]http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/26/2003/07/1/68399[/url]
    >
    > Can anyone please help me and tell me why the installation doesn't work on
    > my machine? What do I have to do in order to get apt-get to automatically
    > resolve dependency problems?
    >
    > I'm looking forward to your help,
    > Robert
    >
    Hi Robert,

    as far as I know KDE3 is currently coming with Debian-unstable (sid) only.
    So if you have testing (sarge) or stable (woody) entries in your /etc/apt
    soruces.list you need to follow the information you can find here:

    [url]http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianKDE[/url]

    Kind regards, Joerg.

    Joerg Morbitzer Guest

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    Default Re: apt-get -- automatically resolve dependencies when installing KDE3

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    > You might try apt-get update and then run it again.
    Yes, I've already tried this some times but that didn't help

    > Are you sure you have sources.list correct? It's touchy.
    I don't think that there are any problems with KDE or the KDE sources. I
    think the problem is that I don't know how to use apt properly.
    Surprisingly, the installation finally worked after I had run "apt-config"
    (or was it "apt-setup"?). I had found this command by random. But then I
    tried to install gaim out of the GUI K package manager. And here again,
    some dependency errors hindered me to do so.

    So the thing I do not understand is simply: If apt knows that a specific
    package is missing and if it knows the name and version of this missing
    package, why can't it simply download and install this package
    automatically and then download and install the package that depends on the
    former?

    In other words: How do I have to use apt in order to resolve these
    depencency problems automatically? I can't imagine that this is not
    supported by apt since it is such an obvious requirement.

    I hope you can help me.

    Robert
    Robert Bamler Guest

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