[PlanetCCRMA] [OT] another APT question

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jun 7 10:10:02 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 06:59, Nathaniel Virgo wrote:
> Hi, I know this doesn't strictly relate to Planet CCRMA but I wasn't 
> sure where else to try first.
> I installed the GIMP 2 rpm by installing some of the dependancies from 
> source and then using 'rpm --nodeps', as in the end this seemed much 
> easier than trying to mix several repositories in order to get the 
> RPMs.  However, now I can't do 'apt-get dist-upgrade' without it 
> complaining about the broken dependencies and wanting to remove the 
> GIMP.  Is there anything I can do about that?

Not much. You have to fix the dependencies. "--nodeps" and apt are not
to be mixed. You could try to see what "apt-get -f install" tries to do
to your system to fix the problem. 

Dependencies are there in the packages for a reason. If you ignore them
then something is not going to work (eventually). 

-- Fernando