View Full Version : Apt hates me?

12-22-2003, 04:44 AM
Forgive my ignorance, but I thought the whole point of apt was to automatically solve these kinds of problems.

root@klinux:/home/knoppix# apt-get install gnome
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
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:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome: Depends: gnome-desktop-environment (= 41) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-office (= 41) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: evolution but it is not going to be installed or
balsa but it is not going to be installed
Depends: rhythmbox but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

12-22-2003, 04:55 AM
I ran into this same problem recently, but it did work before. I think something is broken in Debian. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.

12-22-2003, 06:17 AM
I noticed this at first too. But then I searched on the forum and found where Rickenbacherus suggested to install "gnome-bin" rather than just "gnome". And that worked fine for me. I think I had to then install gnome-core separately, but I had gnome up and running in no time.

# apt-get install -t unstable gnome-bin
# apt-get install -t unstable gnome-core

Try that. I figured gnome-core was necessary...so I installed it...it might not be. But either way that worked for me. :D

12-24-2003, 01:09 AM
I got the same problem, and am in the process of running that last apt-get command.

I thought the problem may be related to the Debian servers being down, but I guess not. :(