----- Original Message ---- From: Martin Steigerwald <[hidden email]> To: [hidden email] Sent: Friday, September 7, 2007 12:21:48 AM Subject: Re: kde error
Am Donnerstag 06 September 2007 schrieb George Adamides: > Hello again,
> Well I tried to install the xserver so as to get kde working but I get > the following message. Can anybody help me clarify what is wrong? > > george:/usr/bin# apt-get -f install xserver-xorg-core > Reading Package Lists... Done > Building Dependency Tree... Done > You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: > The following packages have unmet dependencies: > kdat: Depends: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.7-1) but it is not going to be > installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-5) but 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4 is to be > installed Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.2) but 1:3.4.3-13sarge1 is to be > installed Depends: libqt3-mt (>= 3:3.3.7) but it is not going to be > installed Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.2) but it is not going to be >
installed xserver-xorg-core: Depends: x11-common (>= 1:7.0.0) but it is > not going to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6) but > 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4 is to be installed Depends: libfontenc1 but it is > not going to be installed Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-12) but > 1:3.4.3-13sarge1 is to be installed Depends: libxau6 but it is not > going to be installed Depends: libxdmcp6 but it is not going to be > installed Depends: libxfont1 but it is not going to be installed > Depends: xserver-xorg but it is not going to be installed E: Unmet > dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a > solution).
Where do you have the package kdat from? It seems you are running Debian Sarge, but try to install kdat from a newer version of Debian (at least lenny aka testing as only that contains KDE 3.5.7) which needs newer versions of some packages than you have. I
suggest removing that package completely with aptitude purge kdat, before trying to install the correct version of the package for Debian Sarge. After removing it, you should be able to safely install the X server and KDE core stuff by using aptitude install xserver-xorg kde-core.
The kdat package is available for Sarge. Thus on a Debian Sarge a aptitude install kdat should be able to install it.
Could you please post the output
- cat /etc/debian_version
- cat /etc/apt/sources.list
- apt-cache policy kdat
If you have sarge or oldstable as Debian release in your sources list, /etc/debian_version shows 3.1 and apt-cache policy shows 4:3.3.2-1 as installable package version, you should be able to install kdat safely on your system by simply using aptitude install kdat, *after* you have removed that newer version you tried to install above.
In order to enjoy a
newer version of kdat and KDE consider upgrading to Debian Etch.
 if aptitude wants to remove some packages cause it thinks they are unused and you think they are not be careful, if in doubt better use apt-get then, if interested I can provide a detailed explaination about that, that explaination should be available somewhere on the Debian pages, maybe in the wiki, as well
But since quite some months Etch has been released as stable - thus your
sources.list entries with "stable" do not refer to "sarge", but now
to "etch"! Did you update your system in the meanwhile? Then you may have
a mixture between Sarge and Etch! While it is possible to mix different
versions of Debian, I would not recommend it to a novice.
I recommend explicetily putting sarge or etch into /etc/apt/sources.list,
cause stable will point to a new Debian versions once it gets released.
The next one is lenny.
But see below for detailed suggestions on how to fix your conflicting
It will show the numbers of installed packages from the different Debian
versions. For a pure Debian Sarge it should be lots of packages for
Sarge, but none for Etch, Lenny or Sid. Then you use "sarge"
in /etc/apt/sources.list. You may upgrade to Etch later - I recommend
this, especially since KDE 3.5.5 is quite an improvement over KDE
3.3.2 ;-). But for now it is enough to use Sarge to get kdat running.
If you already have lots of packages for Etch, I would consider upgrading
to Etch completely to have consistent package versions again. Then you
would use "etch" or "stable" in /etc/apt/sources.list. I recommend Etch,
cause stable will change to Lenny silently, once it is released. You
would need to do an upgrade with aptitude / apt-get upgrade /
dist-upgrade, but read the Debian upgrade notes and be careful if you are
novice with Debian package management. Always check whether the output of
aptitude or apt-get makes sense to you before letting it go.
If you only have a few packages for Etch, you may try to downgrade them.
Well if that mixture of packages work for you, you can even go on with
that, but for a beginning I recommend to you not to run packages from
different Debian versions together.
4) Once you have a Debian system consistent package versions, you can
install KDE, X, kdat as explained before.