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Post subject: cant install chromium  PostPosted: 07.12.2011, 09:47



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Hi, I'm new to aptosid... after fedora has left me in the lurch with gnome3.
I have dist-upgraded my system and am now trying to install chromium which fails..
#uname -a
Linux chronos 3.1-4.slh.5-aptosid-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 6 18:15:16 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

apt-get install chromium
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
chromium : Depends: libevent-1.4-2 (>= 1.4.14b-stable) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

something seems bung, anyone have a solution... this konqueror is killing me!

on another note is there a command line way of searching for packages with apt-get?
with yum I used to do something like this
#yum list |grep -i whateverIwanttoinstall

I really dont like to have to use gui tools for this kind of basic stuff

cheers
Jurgen
 
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Post subject: Re: cant install chromium  PostPosted: 07.12.2011, 10:57
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      colouredostd wrote:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
chromium : Depends: libevent-1.4-2 (>= 1.4.14b-stable) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

something seems bung, anyone have a solution... this konqueror is killing me!


Temporary glitch - libevent-1.4 is gone from the archive, the current one is libevent-2.0; chromium needs to be rebuild against the new version. If you want you can enable 'testing' addition to 'unstable' in your sources.list temporary (the manual tells you how), this should enable APT to find it.

But chromium seems to be a bit buggy if i look at the bugreports…


There are a bunch of alternatives like the obvious iceweasel (renamed firefox). And the kde default one isn't that bad either Wink

      colouredostd wrote:
on another note is there a command line way of searching for packages with apt-get?
with yum I used to do something like this
#yum list |grep -i whateverIwanttoinstall

I really dont like to have to use gui tools for this kind of basic stuff


I like you now. Wink
apt-cache pkgnames # will show you all package names, provide some characters and it will only show packages starting with them
apt-cache search webbroser # (suprise suprise) searches for webbrowser in the description and the name of the package -- with the flag -n you can say that you only want to search in the name

apt-cache is part of APT and installed by default. There is also 'axi-cache' which has a superior search based on a "real" searchengine, not just stringmatching. You can find this tool in the package apt-xapian-index.

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