View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem installing libxml2-dev , broken package

March 16th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Trying to install libxml2-dev but it depends on an older version of libxml:

$ sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libxml2-dev: Depends: libxml2 (= 2.6.32.dfsg-4ubuntu1) but 2.6.32.dfsg-4ubuntu1.1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

I managed to find this libxml2-dev source https://dogfood.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxml2/2.6.32.dfsg-4ubuntu1.1, but i am uncertain as to how to go about installing it. Shouldn't there be a .deb package of this somewhere?

cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v '#'
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main universe restricted multiverse

After looking at posts with similar problems i have found that this seems to be a relevant command, though I'm not sure what it means:

~$ apt-cache show libxml2|grep Version
Version: 2.6.32.dfsg-4ubuntu1.1
Version: 2.6.32.dfsg-4ubuntu1

Thank you very much for any help


March 16th, 2009, 02:12 PM
I solved this by installing newer versions of both libxml2 and libxml2-dev from the lenny debian repository.