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Month: April 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Upgrade lenny -> squeeze

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:25:26 -0800

On Wednesday 27 April 2011 07:55:22 pm Brad Alexander wrote:
> I'm having an issue with my daughter's netbook that I just upgraded from
> lenny to squeeze. The main problem is that it is 2100 miles away. In any
> case, I did the upgrade according to the squeeze release notes.
> When I did the upgrade, I changed the sources.list to point to squeeze,
> including trinity.
> However, it deinstalled kde-trinity, kdemultimedia-trinity and
> kdewebdev-trinity. So after the upgrade, I tried to reinstall.
> # apt-get install kde-trinity kdemultimedia-trinity kdewebdev-trinity
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... 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.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  kdemultimedia-trinity : Depends: libarts1-xine-trinity (>=
> 4:3.5.12-0debian7+r1175295) but it is not going to be installed
>  kdewebdev-trinity : Depends: quanta-trinity (>=
> 4:3.5.12-0debian7+r1158456) but it is not going to be installed
>                      Depends: kommander-trinity (>=
> 4:3.5.12-0debian7+r1158456) but it is not going to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> What do I need to do to get this reinstalled?
> Thanks,
> --b

What method did you use to upgrade? apt-get, aptitude, synaptic ?  Using apt-get 
from the cli has a couple of options.

The unmet dependencies could be caused by the method of upgrading,
 'apt-get dist-upgrade' allows installation of new dependencies, 'apt-get upgrade' 
only upgrades existing packages. Also 'apt-get -f install' will try to 'fix' a 
failed upgrade.

The release notes seem to prefer apt-get over aptitude, a reversal from the Lenny. 
release. I normally try all cli install tools when something like this happens, 
don't use gui stuff. My preferred package manager is still 'dselect' .