apt-get -f install problems

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 05:48:52 UTC 2006

Darren Wyn Rees wrote:

>I think I have created problems with my packaging system and I am stuck.
>I am looking for help to unravel the problem.
>I belive the problem was caused by my 'hand rolling' or manually
>installing djbdns and qmail. 
>I would like to use the 'apt-get' system to install things.  I don't
>require installation of postfix or python, as per below.  
>Help much appreciated ! 
>----start quote
>root at tun:/home/sysman# apt-get -f install
>Reading package lists... Done
>Building dependency tree... Done
>Correcting dependencies... Done
>The following extra packages will be installed:
>  postfix python
>Suggested packages:
>  postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap postfix-pcre python-doc
>Recommended packages:
>  resolvconf
>The following NEW packages will be installed:
>  postfix python
>0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 38 not upgraded.
>Need to get 0B/1039kB of archives.
>After unpacking 2736kB of additional disk space will be used.
>Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
>----end quote---
It may be that by forcing install, you have wrecked some dependencies. 
You can use Synaptic to fix any broken packages. That may  solve the 


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