[PlanetCCRMA] Getting started with apt

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue May 6 09:28:01 2003

> on a RH9 system I just started with the apt-get utility and found -
> surprise, surprise - an unmet dependency:
>   gnucash: Depends: libgtkhtml.so.20 but it is not installable
>            Depends: libguile.so.9 but it is not installable
>            Depends: libqthreads.so.0 but it is not installable
> The gnucash app is packaged for RH8 and the dependencies are for that
> distro version. After upgrading to RH9 gnucash runs fine with the
> newer libraries.

I'm not sure if I understand. Is the currently installed gnucash package
the one that comes with 8.0 or 9? It should be the one included in 9, if
not that might be the reason for the dependency problems. You can try
removing gnucash and installing again through apt. 

> Is there a way to tell apt to ignore those specific dependencies? I am
> always unshure about the consequences of a rpm -i of the older
> libraries.

No, there is no way to ignore dependencies that I know off. That's the
whole point of using apt, keeping all dependencies right. 

-- Fernando