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Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:32 am

I'm recently being plagued by dependency errors when installing packages. The repositories know the package I want to install but their dependencies/versions are missing. Hence, I think this means that the repositories in my sources list are out of sync. Additionally to this it is complaining about something being expired.

The latest I had was to install xvidcap. Which was solved by adding a Debian repository to the sources.

But still... What's does the latest vanilla LMDE sources list look like ? Can somebody share an example ? I'd rather not start experimenting because I'll end up with a mush of incompatible packages. :-)

Many thanks !

Jan
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby zerozero on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:06 am

start by showing us
1- your exact errors,
2- the exact wording of that expired file;
3- your sources.list

we can go from there :wink:
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:16 am

Isn't there a list of sources the lastest LMDE installs by default ? Thanks for the speedy reply btw. :-) Much appreciated !

The original error:

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sudo apt-get install xvidcap
[sudo] password for jules:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... 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:
 xvidcap : Depends: libavcodec53 (>= 5:0.8.5) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libavdevice53 (>= 5:0.8.5) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libavformat53 (>= 5:0.8.5) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages


My current sources list. I've lost the original since I've been changing the first four lines. Something I shouldn't have done probably ...

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

# Added to install xvidcap
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main non-free

# Google software repository
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main


The error is not occurring anymore. But it was an expiry message telling something was expired for some many days, hours, minutes, etc... maybe that rings a bell ? I've looked it up in these forums and saw your name in some of the threads. So I'm rather glad it's you who's helping me. :-)

I would already be very glad to have a source list containing nothing weird for an LMDE/64/XFCE.

Many thanks indeed !
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby zerozero on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:42 am

let's start with the easiest one:
- the expire error > see here in the known issues section viewtopic.php?f=187&t=76556&hilit=+incoming (now, if it's gone cool, no need to do anything else)
- in the same topic and in this one here viewtopic.php?f=185&t=82346 you have the default repos of the 201109 respin (btw your repos look alright)
- the error you got when trying to install xvidcap and the dep. errors you get now (i assume in multimedia related pkgs) make me think that you did those repo changes some time after the install and until then you were using the default debian multimedia repo hence updating libs and pkgs that now because are newer than the ones you have in the rest of the system give you dep. error. it's a well documented problem viewtopic.php?f=190&t=96390 viewtopic.php?f=190&t=96426 viewtopic.php?f=190&t=96569 viewtopic.php?f=198&t=96127
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:07 am

Okay - just took a backup of the source file. At least I've got a working base. Thanks for that !!!

I've installed what can be downloaded at http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=91. Looks like something 201109-ish indeed. And this is what I've got in /etc/linuxmint/info:

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/etc/linuxmint $ more info
RELEASE=1
CODENAME=debian
EDITION="Xfce 64-bit"
DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint Xfce Edition"
DESKTOP=Xfce
TOOLKIT=GTK
NEW_FEATURES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_xfce_whatsnew.php
RELEASE_NOTES_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_xfce.php
USER_GUIDE_URL=http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint Xfce


The other case with the broken dependencies was for blueman. In the end I've downloaded a .deb package which had no broken dependencies. And before that the same with dejadup.

So, well, looks like everything's okay now then ? Or is it ? It might be a bit off-topic, but when I installed dejadup for some reason the software center application was removed. I'm using synaptic for so long. Is mintinstall still supported ? Or am I missing another source ?

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sudo apt-get install mintinstall
[sudo] password for jan:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... 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:
 mintinstall : Depends: python-aptdaemon but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby zerozero on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:13 am

regarding mintinstall you are not missing any source, it's a known issue, even in the testing UP4 the same happens viewtopic.php?f=187&t=95434&start=140#p557412 (there's a dep issue)
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby jan_goyvaerts on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:33 am

Synaptic will do for the moment. :-) We'll see when UP4 is released. I'm keeping an eye on the Mint blog for that.

Many thanks indeed for the speedy help !
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Re: Official LMDE /etc/apt/sources.list ?

Postby zerozero on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:35 am

8) you're welcome
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