[ubuntu-za] kdenlive sound fix wants to remove half my system

Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 18:29:17 GMT 2010

Hi again.

While fixing a dosbox sound issue while playing Doom, I discovered the
trick! In my case I was using libsdl1.2debian-alsa and had to switch over to
OSS. The package deps are linked, that installing one (-all, -alsa, -oss)
will remove the currently installed one for you.

apt-get install libsdl1.2debian-all

That will install -all and prompt to remove your current OSS package,
without removing all linked apps.

Funny thing is, after I switched to OSS, Kdenlive's audio works too!

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Wesley Werner <wesley.werner at gmail.com>wrote:

>> > Have a look at this thread
>> > <
>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/apt-get-remove-and-dependencies-183772/
>> >,
>> > seems like you can force a remove and ignore dependencies, Ill see
>> > what other info is around...
>> >
>> > Regards, Wez
>> Hi Wez,
>> Thanks for the information. Thought I was the only one. Glad to know it
>> not just me. Will take a look at the thread. yay.
>> David.
> Digging deeper, I found the thread suggests commands that were obsoleted,
> and not so sure they exist anymore :/
> I did find that dpkg has some force options, basically it turns dependency
> checks into warnings, so in theory they should not be processed. man dpkg
> and search 'force-things'.
> dpkg --force-help also gives the manpage summary of the force options, it
> seems like a pretty vast section of package manager, i havent tried any of
> them just yet.
> dpkg also has a --simulate option which could be useful here ;)
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