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I guess I didn't really solve my previous problem. Here's what I'm having trouble with now. To install programs, I generally need to configure-make-make install. To do this, I need ...
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    Big problems with apt-get


    I guess I didn't really solve my previous problem. Here's what I'm having trouble with now.

    To install programs, I generally need to configure-make-make install.
    To do this, I need a working compiler. I'm told that the command 'apt-get install build-essential' will do install what I need.
    Here's the output of apt-get install build-essential:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... 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.

    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:
    build-essential: Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or
    libc-dev
    Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.1.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    If I run 'apt-get install libc6-dev' I get "The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libc6-dev: Depends: libc6 (= 2.3.6.ds1-13etch but 2.7-13 is to be installed"

    Running 'apt-get install g++' I get "The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    g++: Depends: g++-4.1 (>= 4.1.1-2) but it is not going to be installed"

    I'm using xandros full desktop on my eee pc 900. The only repository I'm using is "deb ftp.osuosl.org :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab etch main contrib non-free".

    I'd really expect this to be a more common problem - surely people install new programs on their eees? Am I just doing something wrong? Tell me what information I need to give you to help me - I'll post the output.

    Thanks.

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    so you are using xandros as your os and debian repositores?

    I don't think that will work. For example, even though ubuntu is very closely based on debian, bad things can happen if ubuntu uses debian repos

    sounds like version mismatches for different software.

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    What repositories shouldIbe using? I've searched for default xandros repositories, and these were among the results. Can I have too many repositories(will they conflict?)?

    Thanks again

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    I'm using xandros full desktop on my eee pc 900. The only repository I'm using is "deb ftp.osuosl.org :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab etch main contrib non-free".

    I'd really expect this to be a more common problem - surely people install new programs on their eees? Am I just doing something wrong? Tell me what information I need to give you to help me - I'll post the output.
    This might help:
    forums.xandros.com :: View topic - EEPC Asus 900/Linux

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