version numbers and dependencies

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sat Jul 3 18:33:52 UTC 2010

  i'm not sure if this is something i've done wrong, but ...

$ sudo apt-get install libwpd-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libwpd-tools: Depends: libwpd-stream8c2a (>= 0.8.10) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

  um, ok ...

$ apt-cache show libwpd-stream8c2a
Package: libwpd-stream8c2a
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 128
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss at>
Original-Maintainer: Rene Engelhard <rene at>
Architecture: amd64
Source: libwpd
Version: 0.8.14-1build1
... snip ...

  i don't understand why that second package isn't processed as a
dependency, unless that version string is somehow not being recognized
correctly.  did i screw something up here?



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