circular dependencies in aptitude?

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Sun Jun 6 00:46:23 UTC 2010

On 06/05/2010 05:35 PM, calcpage at wrote:
> 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
> Firefox....
> BTW, otherwise, everything works like a charm.  This is by far the best
> 64bit distro I have tried!
> HTH,
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Teacher&  Professor
> Applied Mathematics, Physics&  Computer Science
> Baldwin Senior High School&  Nassau Community College
         You should wait for your Tech to arrive. They are necessary for 
upgrades ect.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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