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Old 26th November 2004, 04:22 AM
Ipsissimus Offline
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apt-get dead after uninstalling xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL for nVidia drivers

I installed fc3 fresh and followed the instructions to install nVidia drivers here. Installed the newest (6629) drivers and proceeded to uninstall xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL with the line 'rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL'. Checked some programs and games, nVidia drivers work perfectly.

Here's the problem.... when I run apt-get, or the Synaptic wrapper prog for apt-get, I get a bunch of dependency failures because of the missing libGL. And I cannot install anything until I first install the library I'm not supposed to have installed. Any way to tell apt-get to ignore this?

Here's the output I get from apt:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  PyQt: Depends: libGL.so.1
  bzflag: Depends: libGL.so.1
  freeglut: Depends: libGL.so.1
  gstreamer-plugins: Depends: libGL.so.1
  kdeartwork: Depends: libGL.so.1
  kdesdk-devel#3.3.0-1: Depends: kdesdk (= 3.3.0-1) but 3.3.1-1 is to be installed
  mplayer: Depends: libGL.so.1
           Depends: libaa.so.1
           Depends: libdvdread.so.3
           Depends: liblzo.so.1
           Depends: libmad.so.0
           Depends: libmp3lame.so.0
           Depends: libpostproc (= 1.0-0.12.20041025.1.fc3.fr) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libpostproc.so.0
           Depends: libxvidcore.so.4
           Depends: mplayer-fonts but it is not going to be installed
  redhat-lsb: Depends: libGL.so.1
  tuxracer: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xmms: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xorg-x11: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xorg-x11-libs: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xorg-x11-tools: Depends: libGL.so.1
  xscreensaver: Depends: libGL.so.1
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
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Old 24th December 2004, 12:09 PM
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I had the same issue, here is what I did

rpm -i --justdb xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL

installs it back in for dependencies but without modifying the filesystem

This worked for me, hope it helps
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Old 10th May 2005, 06:13 AM
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Hi I have the exact same problem. Where did you get the xorg-x11-Mesa-libgl rpm?
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