Bug#410713: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#410713: libxml2-dev unmet dependencies won't install

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Mon Feb 12 20:49:04 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:10:54PM -0800, wbd <wbd at caltech.edu> wrote:
> Package: libxml2-dev
> Version: 2.6.16-7
> I've been trying to install libxml2-dev on sarge using apt-get as follows
> sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev
> I get the following as output
>    Reading Package Lists...
>    Building Dependency Tree...
>    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.
>    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
>    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
>    that package should be filed.
>    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>      libxml2-dev: Depends: libxml2 (= 2.6.16-7) but 2.6.20-1 is to be
>    installed

This dependency is obviously correct, there must be something wrong with
your setup. Could you try apt-cache policy libxml2 and give its result ?


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