[PlanetCCRMA] New Apt problems

William M. Quarles walrus@bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 26 19:44:02 2004

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 13:36, William M. Quarles wrote:
>>Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
>>>On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 13:03, William M. Quarles wrote:
>>>>OK, I think I've learned some valuable lessons through all of this.  Now 
>>>>Trying to reinstall Planet CCRMA, I've run into some problems.
>>>>[root@resistance root]# apt-get install planetccrma-audiovideoapps
>>>>The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>>>  planetccrma-audiovideoapps: Depends: alsaplayer but it is not going 
>>>>to be installed
>>>>                              Depends: audacity but it is not going to 
>>>>be installed
>>>>                              Depends: mpg321 but it is not going to be 
>>>>                              Depends: rosegarden4 but it is not going 
>>>>to be installed
>>>>                              Depends: sweep but it is not going to be 
>>>>                              Depends: terminatorX but it is not going 
>>>>to be installed
>>>>E: Broken packages
>>>>I've tried running apt-get with clean, dist-upgrade, and -f install, and 
>>>>none of them seem to fix this problem.  I hope that you can help.
>>>Try installing the packages that are giving you problems explicitly (one
>>>by one), that should print more precise information about why each can't
>>>be installed (most probably conflicts with stuff you already have in
>>>your computer). 
> Could you please post the output of one of the install commands?
>>Nope, they all depend on libmad.so.0. 
> And? What is the exact error message?

[root@resistance root]# apt-get install alsaplayer audacity mpg321 
rosegarden4 sweep terminatorX
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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
   alsaplayer: Depends: libmad.so.0
   audacity: Depends: libmad.so.0
   mpg321: Depends: libmad.so.0
   rosegarden4: Depends: libmad.so.0
   sweep: Depends: libmad.so.0
   terminatorX: Depends: libmad.so.0
E: Broken packages
[root@resistance root]#

That means that the file isn't there, right?

>>Shouldn't apt-get try to download 
>>Libmad automatically when that happens?
> Yes, it should do that. But most probably libmad cannot be installed
> because it conflicts with something you have installed. Again, the exact
> output would be helpful. 
> Do you currently have libmad.so.* installed?
>   ls /usr/lib/libmad.*
> If so, which package owns it?
>   rpm -q -f /usr/lib/libmad.*

[root@resistance root]# ls /usr/lib/libmad.*
ls: /usr/lib/libmad.*: No such file or directory
[root@resistance root]#

Sorry, I guess that I should have done that or been more clear from the