[KPhotoAlbum] Upgrade totally broken on my computer

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Wed Feb 18 12:30:13 CET 2015


The latest KPA wouldn't upgrade on my computer, so I purged it after
running the metadata backup script.

I've been happily using KPA for years. I have over 30k photos of which
over 7k are tagged.

Now it won't install at all.

The error messages say things about broken packages being held back.
One of the messages mentions digikam which is *not* installed on my system.

How do I fix this? !!!

Before, I couldn't do the upgrade. Now, i can't use the package at all.

bigbird at ramdass:~$ kphotoalbum
The program 'kphotoalbum' is currently not installed. You can install it
by typing:
sudo apt-get install kphotoalbum
bigbird at ramdass:~$

I'm not panicking yet ....

Joe

Details:

Toshiba Satellite Notebook with i5 processor
Kubuntu Trusty (14.04) 64 bit with KPA ppa installed and backports repo
enabled
(see attached screenshot of Muon Sources)

KDE 4.14.2

Messages:

Plain install attempt:

bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$ sudo apt-get install kphotoalbum
[sudo] password for bigbird:
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:
 kphotoalbum : Depends: libkgeomap2 (>= 1.0~digikam4.7.0) but it is not
going to be installed
               Recommends: kipi-plugins (>= 4:4.7.0) but it is not going
to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$

Lovely dependency hell! Haven't been here for quite some time - and
don't miss it!

First, try one level back:

bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$ sudo apt-get install libkgeomap2
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:
 libkgeomap2 : Depends: libmarblewidget18 (>= 4:4.9.90) but it is not
going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Try peeling another layer off the onion:

bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$ sudo apt-get install
libmarblewidget18
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:
 libmarblewidget18 : Depends: libastro1 (= 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1) but
4:4.14.2-0ubuntu1~ubuntu14.04~ppa1 is to be installed
                     Recommends: marble-plugins (= 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1)
but 4:4.14.2-0ubuntu1~ubuntu14.04~ppa1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Let apt try to fix things:

bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
required:
  libkgeomap-data libkgeomap1
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
bigbird at ramdass:~/backups/20150218-053951$

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