Mixed Wheezy with Sid, now I have a broken packages.

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Mixed Wheezy with Sid, now I have a broken packages.

Postby Zaxon_ » 2015-05-06 17:02

Hi,

Without knowing the consequences I added the Sid repository to Wheezy (installed version) in order to install some software. Only much later I discovered that this generated me some mess which does not allow now to install additional software due to library conflicts.

I tried to install some packages needed to build the PhantomJS but here is what I got:

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Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
build-essential is already the newest version.
g++ is already the newest version.
g++ set to manually installed.
perl is already the newest version.
libfreetype6 is already the newest version.
libfreetype6 set to manually installed.
python is already the newest version.
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:
 libfontconfig1-dev : Depends: libfontconfig1 (= 2.9.0-7.1) but 2.11.0-6.1 is to be installed
                      Depends: libexpat1-dev but it is not going to be installed
                      Depends: libfreetype6-dev (>= 2.1.7) but it is not going to be installed
 libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8d1-2 is to be installed
 libpng12-dev : Depends: libpng12-0 (= 1.2.49-1) but 1.2.50-2+b1 is to be installed
                Depends: zlib1g-dev but it is not going to be installed
 libsqlite3-dev : Depends: libsqlite3-0 (= 3.7.13-1+deb7u1) but 3.8.7.1-1 is to be installed
 libssl-dev : Depends: libssl1.0.0 (= 1.0.1e-2+deb7u16) but 1.0.1j-1 is to be installed
              Depends: zlib1g-dev but it is not going to be installed
              Recommends: libssl-doc but it is not going to be installed


Is there a way to clean up the mess that Sid introduced and revert back to the Wheezy versions?

I have an old backup, so it would take me much more time to reinstall/reconfigure certain software, so I am looking to alternatives.

Is there a way to check all the packages and find all the potential conflicts and then a way to restore the original Wheezy content?

Kind regards,
Zaxon_
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Re: Mixed Wheezy with Sid, now I have a broken packages.

Postby Ardouos » 2015-05-06 17:25

You could recover your system, but it'll be a long and tedious process... It'll be easier and quicker to recover from a backup or a fresh install. If your system is bootable, then try to copy all configurations and any important data off the computer. Then promise yourself you will never ever do it again as the same would evidently happen.

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