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Originally Posted by antidrugue It seems you have a Dapper system here, trying to install some Edgy packages, without doing an upgrade to Edgy first. You are bound to experience ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    It seems you have a Dapper system here, trying to install some Edgy packages, without doing an upgrade to Edgy first. You are bound to experience some difficulties. Perhaps you should make up your mind : either you install Dapper packages on Dapper or Edgy packages on Edgy, but not Edgy on Dapper.

    Upgrade your system ? Or use the Dapper CD ?
    Good observation, I didn't even notice that .

    Like antidrugue said, you need to pick one or the other. Otherwise, you get problems like this .

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    Ah...

    Well, I had previously (months ago) tried installing Xubuntu on the computer, and the install didn't work. Now I recently used another Xubuntu CD to install Xubuntu again (one is an install CD and the other is a Live CD).

    I think I may have used one CD to install Xubuntu, and now I've been trying to use the other CD to update etc.

    Thanks for pointing that out, I'll try the other CD with all these commands. Thanks

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    Alright, I put my original install Xubuntu CD into the drive and ran
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    and then I got
    Code:
    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: gcc (>= 4:4.1.1) but it is not installable
                       Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.1.1) but it is not going to be installed                   Depends: make but it is not installable
                       Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

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    Did you reran
    Code:
    sudo apt-cdrom add
    and checked /etc/apt/sources.list after putting the original 6.06 Xubuntu CD ?
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