Overlap in installing packages

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 1 08:48:05 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 05:30:32PM -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Milosz Derezynski wrote:
> > Specify both packages at the command line at the same time, e.g. with apt:
> > 
> > apt-get install libstdc++6-4.2-dev g++-4.2.deb

(You shouldn't include ".deb" in apt-get's arguments.)

> You know, this really does seem like a bug in apt.  If it can resolve 
> the circular dependency when you explicitly specify both packages, it 
> should be able to do the same when you specify only one and it ends up 
> pulling in the second to satisfy the first.

apt-get can do this. However, it sounds like the original poster was
trying to install the packages with dpkg, in which case you need to
supply all the .deb files at once.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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