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chromium - broken packages

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chromium - broken packages

#1 Postby beckwith » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:05 am

I can't get synaptic to install chromium
It says "broken pakages", and "fix nroken packages" doesn't.

It seems that IceWeasel (31) and Firefox (34) are a bit behind
the times with HTML5, my name-same (HTML expert) suggested
chromium - but I can't can't install it from the repos.

What I would really like is 1) why are 2 packages withheld, and
2) what is broken and how to fix the breakage.
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Re: chromium - broken packages

#2 Postby lucky9 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:34 pm

You're running Mepis 12. Which version of Chromium are you trying to install?
Have you tried the Mepis 12 testcr?
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Re: chromium - broken packages

#3 Postby Stevo » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:20 pm

We don't have it in the CR.

What does

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apt-cache policy chromium


report?

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Re: chromium - broken packages

#4 Postby beckwith » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:44 pm

as requested...
/home/beckwith $ apt-cache policy chromium
chromium:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1
Version table:
37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 0
800 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
801 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
/home/beckwith $

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Re: chromium - broken packages

#5 Postby kmathern » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:09 pm

It would have helped if you had posted the entire error message instead of just "broken packages" without any additional info.

I'm able to duplicate the "broken packages" error in a live session of SimplyMepis 12 64bit.

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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: libnss3 (>= 2:3.14.3) but 2:3.14.2-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
root@mepis:/home/demo#

Because of the way Warren has the repos pinned the libnss3 package in his repo has a higher priority than the libnss3 package in the Debian security repo even though the Debian package is at a higher version.

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root@mepis:/home/demo# apt-cache policy libnss3
libnss3:
  Installed: 2:3.14.2-1
  Candidate: 2:3.14.2-1
  Version table:
     2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages
     2:3.14.5-1+deb7u2 0
        801 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
 *** 2:3.14.2-1 0
        902 http://mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com/packages/mepis/ mepis-12.0/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Chromium should install okay if you temporarily set "wheezy" as the preferred distro or use the apt-get/aptitude "-t wheezy" option.

Here's a simulation:

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oot@mepis:/home/demo# apt-get install chromium -t wheezy -s
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
   chromium-inspector (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1)
   libnss3 (3.14.5-1+deb7u3)
   libnss3-1d (3.14.5-1+deb7u3)
   libspeechd2 (0.7.1-6.2)
Suggested packages:
   chromium-l10n (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1)
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   chromium (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1)
   chromium-inspector (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1)
   libspeechd2 (0.7.1-6.2)
The following packages will be upgraded:
   libnss3 (3.14.2-1 => 3.14.5-1+deb7u3)
   libnss3-1d (3.14.2-1 => 3.14.5-1+deb7u3)
2 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 241 not upgraded.
Inst libnss3-1d [2:3.14.2-1] (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64]) []
Inst libnss3 [2:3.14.2-1] (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64])
Inst libspeechd2 (0.7.1-6.2 Debian:7.7/stable [amd64])
Inst chromium-inspector (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 Debian:7.7/stable, Debian-Security:7.0/stable [all])
Inst chromium (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 Debian:7.7/stable, Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64])
Conf libnss3 (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64])
Conf libnss3-1d (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64])
Conf libspeechd2 (0.7.1-6.2 Debian:7.7/stable [amd64])
Conf chromium-inspector (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 Debian:7.7/stable, Debian-Security:7.0/stable [all])
Conf chromium (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 Debian:7.7/stable, Debian-Security:7.0/stable [amd64])
root@mepis:/home/demo#


And here's the actual install:

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root@mepis:/home/demo# apt-get install chromium -t wheezy                     
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  chromium-inspector libnss3 libnss3-1d libspeechd2
Suggested packages:
  chromium-l10n
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  chromium chromium-inspector libspeechd2
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libnss3 libnss3-1d
2 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 241 not upgraded.
Need to get 56.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 150 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main libspeechd2 amd64 0.7.1-6.2 [21.6 kB]
Get:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main chromium-inspector all 37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 [778 kB]
Get:3 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main libnss3-1d amd64 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 [20.4 kB]
Get:4 http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main libnss3 amd64 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3 [1,062 kB]
Get:5 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main chromium amd64 37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1 [54.4 MB]
Fetched 56.3 MB in 30s (1,871 kB/s)                                                                                                                                                     
(Reading database ... 104266 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libnss3-1d:amd64 2:3.14.2-1 (using .../libnss3-1d_2%3a3.14.5-1+deb7u3_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libnss3-1d:amd64 ...
Preparing to replace libnss3:amd64 2:3.14.2-1 (using .../libnss3_2%3a3.14.5-1+deb7u3_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libnss3:amd64 ...
Selecting previously unselected package libspeechd2.
Unpacking libspeechd2 (from .../libspeechd2_0.7.1-6.2_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package chromium-inspector.
Unpacking chromium-inspector (from .../chromium-inspector_37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package chromium.
Unpacking chromium (from .../chromium_37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libnss3:amd64 (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3) ...
Setting up libnss3-1d:amd64 (2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3) ...
Setting up libspeechd2 (0.7.1-6.2) ...
Setting up chromium-inspector (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1) ...
Setting up chromium (37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1) ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
root@mepis:/home/demo#

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Re: chromium - broken packages

#6 Postby beckwith » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:26 pm

I posted everything I knew! I was using synaptic, I'not good with apt.
thanks anyway
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Re: chromium - broken packages

#7 Postby lucky9 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:01 pm

beckwith wrote:I posted everything I knew! I was using synaptic, I'not good with apt.
thanks anyway


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