[maemo-users] Issues with package installation and failed dependencies

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Sun Jul 8 04:51:12 EEST 2007
Mike Klein wrote:
> How is it that a package can be marked "Installable" and yet not install?
> With new firmware I cannot "cleanly" install unzip, wget...as these have
> bizarre dependency issues.
> With wget I get dep failure of "wget-ssl" conflict...yet I have no wget
> on N800 and from googling this appears to be a deprecated package.
> I also tried installing a gstreamer plugins lib (said it was
> installable) and it fails silently! Wtf?!? This is linux man. Error msgs
> please. There are ZERO dep issues for this pkg and it just fails.
> I am in redpill mode as I needed root access for a variety of apps.
> I have searched some for these kinds of issues but guess I am using
> wrong search terms.
> thanks,
> mike
AFAIK red pill mode is application-manager only and used only to be able 
to install/uninstall/upgrade non-user packages.  If you need root and 
you can't/don't want to get it with sudo gainroot or the ssh method, you 
need to use the flasher to enable R&D mode, which is not the same as red 
pill. (at least on the n800)

A common problem is not having the required repositories for 
dependencies - an install file can only add one repository, while a 
package may have dependencies in several repositories.

Hope this helps!


Ryan Pavlik
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