I was trying to figure out why under the KDE system settings, when I go under Default Applications > Window Manager, select Compiz, and press the Configure button, I get the error message "Running the configuration tool failed." I tracked it down to the file /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksmserver/windowmanagers/compiz.desktop. In there is where the Compiz configure tool is set to "simple-ccsm".
Not only do I only have ccsm installed, I imagine most people do. I've never heard of this simple-ccsm tool, and it's not a suggested package of either the kdebase-runtime-data or the compiz package. Should it be changed to use ccsm instead (or at very least suggest the simple-ccsm package)?
Also, I can't even install simple-ccsm. I get the error:
But I have both of those packages already installed:
$ sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... 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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
simple-ccsm : Depends: python-compizconfig (>= 0.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: compizconfig-settings-manager (>= 0.8.2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
Any ideas what the real problem could be?
$ dpkg -l compizconfig-settings-manager python-compizconfig
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii compizconfig-sett 0.9.4-0ubuntu2 Compiz configuration settings manager
ii python-compizconf 0.9.4-0ubuntu1 Compizconfig bindings for python