mystery package

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Fri Dec 26 20:16:00 UTC 2008

H.S. wrote:
> Frank McCormick wrote:
>> root at frank-desktop:/home/frank# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> Package xserver-xorg-video-intel is not available, but is referred to by
>> another package.
>> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
>> is only available from another source
>> E: Package xserver-xorg-video-intel has no installation candidate
>> root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#
> Ah, here are the message. Please disregard my recent post to your
> original message. Aptitude is telling you what the problem is (missing,
> obsoleted or available from another source). Did you check ubuntu's
> website about this package? For hardy, look here:
>> Weird huh ? It just started doing this.
> What does the following give?
> $> aptitude  why-not xserver-xorg-video-intel
> And the following.
> $> apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
root at frank-desktop:/home/frank# aptitude  why-not xserver-xorg-video-intel

Unable to find a reason to remove xserver-xorg-video-intel.
root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#

root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#  apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
  Installed: 2:2.4.1-1ubuntu10.1
  Candidate: (none)
  Package pin: (not found)
  Version table:
 *** 2:2.4.1-1ubuntu10.1 2000
        500 intrepid-proposed/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:2.4.1-1ubuntu10 2000
        500 intrepid/main Packages
root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#

Doesn't seem to make much sense ???

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