[mythtv-users] VDPAU package problems 0.22?

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 03:41:25 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Jack Perveiler <perveilerj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I encountered/figured this out just the other day.  See my last few
>> > posts
>> > here:
>> >
>> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1312985&page=5
>> >
>> > Basically, just force the version on 3 packages and THEN follow JYAs
>> > instructions.
>> >
>> Thanks Jack,
>> I came across that post, in fact it was the *only* return I got in
>> google from my query :)
>> I tried forcing but I'm not sure I was doing it right, can you supply
>> the command please for the
>> packages I need to force upgrade?
>> I tried:-
>>  apt-get install nvidia-glx-185 -f
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> nvidia-glx-185 is already the newest version.
>> You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies.
>>  libmyth-0.22-0: Depends: libvdpau1 (>= 0.3) but it is not going to
>> be installed
>>  mplayer: Depends: libvdpau1 (>= 0.3) but it is not going to be installed
>> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or
>> specify a solution).
> I used synaptic.  Just selected the package (like nvidia-glx-185), then
> clicked the package menu option.  About halfway down was a "force version"
> option.  I clicked it and it let me choose the version I wanted.  After I
> did that for all three packages and "apply"ed them I went to the same
> packages menu and selected "lock version".  Synaptic wanted to upgrade them
> again right after I downgraded (since I was now using "out-of-date"
> packages), but that would have just put me back to square one :)
> I don't use the apt-get command line very often, but it looks like from the
> man page you can do something like this:

I use aptitude in an xterm or shell window. It gives more options but
can be tricky to learn until you're used to it.

> apt-get install nvidia-glx-185=185.18.36-0ubuntu3
> I've never tried it, but the man page says it should work:
> "A specific version of a package can be selected for installation by
>            following the package name with an equals and the version of the
>            package to select. This will cause that version to be located and
>            selected for install"
> Good luck,
> --Jack
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