[PD] [OT-ish]: Debian wheezy (testing) dependency chain pain trying to install Gem
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Jan 26 10:31:03 CET 2012
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On 2012-01-25 09:58, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
> Wondering if anyone has an idea or workaround for this dependency chain
> On debian wheezy with the debian multimedia repositories added.
you should not.
lots of packages that were originally only available via
debian-multimedia are now in debian proper.
debian and debian-multimedia are not coordinated (nor associated) in any
way, this basically means that if you add debian-multimedia to your
apt-sources you are asking for trouble.
this is why i have dumped d-m on all the computers i'm maintaining for
some time now.
if you really need it (i think, apart from some codecs, decent
dvd-authoring tools are still only available via d-m) you might try:
- - remove d-m from your apt-list
- - remove all (now obsolete) packages that you intalled from d-m
- - install debian's native multimedia packages (e.g. gem), without any
- - re-add d-m to your apt-list
- - use apt-pinning  to avoid installing d-m packages if not requested
 e.g. http://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html
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