Bug#798341: [inkscape] impossible to install inkscape

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at mapreri.org
Wed Sep 9 11:44:32 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 10:24:28AM +0200, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
> On 2015-09-09 09:52, Marco Righi wrote:
> [...]
> >  inkscape : Depends: libatkmm-1.6-1 (>= 2.22.1) but it is not going to
> > be installed
> in the past few weeks, Debian has seen a major transition (of the core
> components for any C++-related software in Debian) that affected *many*
> packages and included the renaming of some dependencies of inkscape.
> only within the last days, this big change started migrating from
> "unstable" to "testing".
> this basically means big disruption which should eventually go away
> "automatically", once all packages have been transitioned from unstable
> to testing.

Though in a clean stretch chroot it does install.

> i also see that you are running a mixed jessie/stretch (aka
> "stable/testing") system, which i don't think is supported at all (i
> think that one of the reasons for this is exactly because it is
> impossible to support working systems that depend on a state both
> *before* and *after* such big transitions we are currently seeing).

This could very well be the cause, if it's not only the reposiotory
precence but the system is actually hibryd.

Also try with something like

    # apt-get install inkscape -t testing
    # apt-get install inkscape -t stretch

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