View Full Version : [ubuntu] "Error: Dependency is not satisifiable" issues

November 15th, 2009, 06:25 AM
Hey guys,

I'm coming back to Ubuntu after installing it and using it briefly, and then going a year or so without using it. I'm trying to get back into it now, and I'm trying to install Nate On Messenger, along with its Pidgin plug-in, but I get different "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable" messages for each one.

When I try to install the Nate On .deb file (nateon-1.0_204-1_i386.deb) I get "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgcrypt11" So, I did some research and came to the conclusion that I needed to install libgcrypt11 before installing Nate On, but I checked and I already have libgcrypt11 installed. So I reinstalled it - didn't help. I installed every libgcrypt11 variant in Synaptic - didn't help.

I have a similar situation with the Nate On Pidgin plug-in (pidgin-nateon_0.0.0.svn136-1_i386.deb), except instead of libgcrypt11 being the issue it's libpurple0. Like the other situation, though, I already have that file installed, and I went ahead and installed every libpurple0 variant in Synaptic.

I'm using Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04, and as far as I can tell it is up to date.


November 15th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Your problem might be that the packaages you're trying to install require you to not just have certain packages, but certain versions of those packages.

Hardy is quite old, and doesn't have the required packages in the repos. There is a PPA available for the NateOn Pidgin plugin (https://launchpad.net/~pidgin-nateon/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=hardy). If you add that PPA to System > Admin > Software Sources you'll be able to get the plugin from Synaptic.

There appears to be a PPA here (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-ko/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=hardy) that includes the NateOn client for Hardy.