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[SOLVED] “Package dependencies cannot be resolved” while installing qgis-plugin-grass

I was trying to install GRASS Plugin for Quantum GIS (qgis-plugin-grass) in my Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat while I got the following error in Ubuntu Software Center:

Package dependencies cannot be resolved
This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time.

I then launched Synaptic Package Manager (from System>Administration menu) and tried to install qgis-plugin grass and got the following error message:

Depends: libgdal1-1.6.0-grass but it is not going to be installed

I then tried to install libgdal1-1.6.0-grass which gave me the following error:

Depends: grass640-6 but it is not installable

I looked for grass640-6 package but it was not available. However, a package named grass was available which was at version number 6.0.4-rc6 was available. I decided to make a new dummy transitional package (which the developers should have done). To do so, I just created a directory grass640 with another directory DEBIAN and created a file control inside it:

mkdir -p grass640/DEBIAN
touch grass640/DEBIAN/control

Then, I opened up control file that I just created in gedit:

gedit grass640/DEBIAN/control

and wrote the following content and saved it:

Package: grass640-6
Source: grass
Architecture: all
Maintainer: khattam@khattam.info
Installed-Size: 0
Depends: grass
Priority: extra
Homepage: http://www.khattam.info
Description: transitional dummy package for grass
 transitional dummy package to pull in grass

Then, I built the debain file:

dpkg-deb -b grass640/ ./

As a result, I got a file named grass640-6_0.6.4.0-6_all.deb in my current directory. If you don’t want to create it, you can use mine from here. Then I just installed it by double clicking on it. After that, I could install qgis-plugin-grass without problems.

Hope this helps.

[HOWTO] Install Limewire in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Limewire is a P2P file sharing application available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It can be downloaded from Official Limewire Website or Click here for Direct Download. After downloading it, if you double click it (LimeWireLinux.deb), you may get the following error:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: sun-java6-jre|icedtea-java7-jre|sun-java6-jdk|icedtea-java7-jdk

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