Synaptic disappeared after an upgrade to hoary (Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3)

Santiago Erquicia santiago_erquicia at
Mon Dec 13 16:12:45 CST 2004

Eric Dunbar wrote:
> Hello all: I just upgraded my system to Hoary using Synaptic, and,
> well, umm, Synaptic has disappear from my system completely. Otherwise
> it seems to be working alright (fonts don't exactly look great but I
> guess this is an alpha release after all)... FireFox 1.0 (20041116),
> Evolution 2.1.1, OpenOffice 1.1.3 (& it looks like crap... gotta do
> install that package I saw someone talking about)).
> Anyway, I figured it was just some little problem and that doing an
> apt-get manually would fix it (I've never done apt-get before... I
> figured the syntax would be similar to yum ;-)... This is the
> output... (& I filed a bug report ;-)
> ericd at UbuntuOnPismo:~ $ sudo apt-get install synaptic
> Password:
> 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.
> 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:
>   synaptic: Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.3-5-3.3
> E: Broken packages
> ericd at UbuntuOnPismo:~ $

apt and all the related packages, including synaptics, have been 
updated.  Maybe you did this before all were available.  That's why I 
always do the update by hand ... selecting one package after another 
one.  If I see that something is going to break, I leave it until later.

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