circular dependencies in aptitude?

calcpage at calcpage at
Sat Jun 5 23:35:03 UTC 2010

OK, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 64bit for my students on 25 
dual-core AMD Athlons in my classroom/pc lab.  Until my tech guy 
unblocks the *.bz2 file extension, apt-get or aptitude is broken (no 
updates or upgrades).  So, I'm trying to install a few packages I need 
by hand from

I was successful with a few packages.  But now I am stuck getting 
sun-java6-plugin, sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-fonts to work.  They all 
depend on java-common so I installed that.  Now, I try sun-java6-jre 
and it depends on sun-java-bin and that depends on sun-java-jre, huh?  
Is there some way around this?

We use several online java apps in class such as 
for 3D plotting in Multivariate Calculus and in 
Computer Science and to record classes 
for youtube.  So, as you can see, I really need this plugin to work in 

BTW, otherwise, everything works like a charm.  This is by far the best 
64bit distro I have tried!

A. Jorge Garcia

Teacher & Professor
Applied Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science
Baldwin Senior High School & Nassau Community College

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