[PlanetCCRMA] New Apt problems

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Nov 27 12:45:01 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 19:43, William M. Quarles wrote:
> 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:
> >>>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 
> beginning.

Exact error messages are important to be able to diagnose the problem. 

So, libmad is not there and apparently can't be installed. The next step
would be to try to find out why:
  apt-get install libmad

-- Fernando