Ubuntu

Over-long error message for missing/uninstallable dependencies

Reported by Miguel Diago on 2009-09-19
26
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dillo (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Matthew Paul Thomas

Bug Description

When a package can not be installed due to unmet dependencies software-center currently displays the following message:
'Package dependencies cannot be resolved: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Futhermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time. >Details'

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The bug here is that there is no good message when a package can not get installed:

sudo apt-get install dillo
[sudo] password for egon:
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:
  dillo: Depends: libgtk1.2 (>= 1.2.10-4) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

Changed in software-store (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Andrew (and471) on 2009-09-21
summary: - Can't install Dillo from software-store
+ software-store doesn't provide error dialog when package can't be
+ installed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-01-12
summary: - software-store doesn't provide error dialog when package can't be
- installed
+ software-center doesn't provide correct error dialog when package can't
+ be installed
description: updated
summary: - software-center doesn't provide correct error dialog when package can't
- be installed
+ Over-long error message for missing/uninstallable dependencies
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dillo (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Axel Beckert (xtaran) on 2013-05-28
Changed in dillo (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I made the string more specific for another case, so this case now needs its own design.

description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: Triaged → Confirmed
description: updated
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