feisty beta: broken dependencies

Wenzhuo Zhang wenzhuo at zhmail.com
Sun Mar 25 05:40:38 UTC 2007

I just upgraded from edgy to feisty beta, and came across many packages with broken dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install gnucash
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.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  gnucash: Depends: libgtkhtml3.8-15 (>= 3.13.6) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

$ sudo aptitude search "~b"
iB  cdrdao                          - records CDs in Disk-At-Once (DAO) mode    
iB  compiz-gtk                      - OpenGL window and compositing manager - Gt
iB  desktop-effects                 - preferences applet for configuring desktop
iB  dia-libs                        - Diagram editor (library files)            
iB  evolution                       - groupware suite with mail client and organ
iB  f-spot                          - personal photo management application     
iB  gaim                            - multi-protocol instant messaging client   
iB  gedit                           - light-weight text editor                  
iB  gnome-mag                       - a screen magnifier for the GNOME desktop  
iB  gnome-orca                      - scriptable screen reader                  
iB  gs-esp                          - The Ghostscript PostScript interpreter - E
iB  libbtctl4                       - GObject Bluetooth library                 
iB  libdevmapper1.02                - The Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspace l
iB  libgnome-speech3                - GNOME text-to-speech library              
iB  libmono-system1.0-cil           - Mono System libraries (1.0)               
iB  libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil       - CLI implementation of D-Bus (GLib mainloop
iB  libndesk-dbus1.0-cil            - CLI implementation of D-Bus               
cB  libofx3                         - library to support Open Financial Exchange
iB  libsasl2-2                      - Authentication abstraction library        
iB  libxalan2-java                  - XSL Transformations (XSLT) processor in Ja
iB  libxcb1-dev                     - X C Binding, development files            
iB  libxerces2-java                 - Validating XML parser for Java with DOM le
iB  openoffice.org                  - OpenOffice.org Office suite               
iB  openoffice.org-common           - OpenOffice.org office suite architecture i
iB  python                          - An interactive high-level object-oriented 
iB  python-minimal                  - A minimal subset of the Python language (d
iB  python-uno                      - Python interface for OpenOffice.org       
iB  restricted-manager              - manage non-free hardware drivers          
iB  rhythmbox                       - music player and organizer for GNOME      
iB  tomboy                          - desktop note taking program using Wiki sty
iB  ubuntu-desktop                  - The Ubuntu desktop system                 
iB  update-manager                  - GNOME application that manages apt updates
iB  update-manager-core             - manage release upgrades                   

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