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installing itrans

Postby rajtendulkar on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:10 am

When I try to install itrans I get the following error -

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$ sudo apt-get -f install itrans
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:
 itrans : Depends: tex-common (>= 2.00) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: texlive-common but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: texlive-lang-indic but it is not going to be installed
          Recommends: itrans-fonts (>= 5.3-6) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


Can anyone tell me how to resolve this situation?
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Re: installing itrans

Postby kc1di on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:45 am

First thing to do if you haven't already is refresh you package list you can do that either in a terminal by issuing the following command:
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sudo apt-get update

or in Synaptic package manager by clicking on the reload button.

if that does not reslove the problem you'll have to find where the dependency packages are. May be you'll have to enable testing (romeo) repository or Backports in order to meet the dependencies of the program you are trying install.

if there not in either one of of those then it's just a long process of finding them and installing them one at a time manually.
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Re: installing itrans

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:48 am

itrans is broken; I couldn't install it even after installing the three packages it complains about manually (it gave the same error if I tried installing it afterwards). From their homepage mentioned in the package (http://www.aczoom.com/itrans/) it seems you should be using something else:
This page is here for historical purposes, this package is no longer under active development, nor is there any support available. All major operating systems now support Unicode, and have built-in input methods to enter Indic script letters, so it should be possible to use built-in techniques for Indic script output.

The current way to do this is to use ibus. So, install both ibus and support for your languages:
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apt install ibus ibus-m17n

Then from the menu open Language Support, and set "Keyboard input method system" to ibus. You'll also find IBus in your menu. Start that (you will want to add this to your Startup Applications later also, so that it starts automatically). It should start the ibus daemon and show a tiny keyboard icon on your panel, somewhere on the right side of the panel. Click that icon, choose Preferences and go to the Input Method tab. Click on the selection box and pick your language; probably found in the Hindi subsection. Then click Add to confirm.

Once you have done all that, any time you are in an application that accepts keyboard input you can use the keyboard icon on your panel to switch input methods if needed. Or Ctrl+Space will also switch. You'll notice this will switch the icon on the panel also.

Proof: हेल्लो वोर्ळ्. That's probably nonsensical, but it is me typing "hello world" with the itrans keyboard input method active on ibus :wink:
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Re: installing itrans

Postby rajtendulkar on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:26 am

I tried to update with the synaptic package manager -

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sudo apt-get update

Also I tried to install ibus packages
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sudo apt install ibus ibus-m17n


But none of them worked.
I still have the same problem installing itrans from the repository.
So I ended up installing itrans manually.

Thanks you !
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Re: installing itrans

Postby kc1di on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:57 am

I'm Afraid what xenopeek said is true sorry :)
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