Op 18-09-16 om 16:16 schreef Michael Fothergill:
I tried using gdebi to install xaralx deb file.  The error I get seems
to suggest I need a newer version of the libjpeg package than I
currently have......

See here:​

root@rhinoceros:/home/mikef/Documents/xaralx# gdebi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Building data structures... Done
Building data structures... Done
This package is uninstallable
Dependency is not satisfiable: libjpeg8 (>= 8c)

​I am a bit puzzled here....  If this version of xaralx was abandoned in
2014 surely gdebi would be asking me to install older versions of
dependent packages rather then bang up to date ones?​

The libjpeg8 package has been in and out of Testing several times since early 2015. It was removed just before Jessie went stable, so it ended up missing: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libjpeg8

My current Testing setup started years ago, so the last/latest version of that package (8d1-2) is still installed. It doesn't cause any problems here. I'm not sure exactly why it was removed from Testing (no time to investigate at present - sorry), but it could have something to do with libjpeg/libjpeg-turbo conflicts.

You could pick it up from the snapshot archive as well and try to install it manually (http://snapshot.debian.org/package/libjpeg8/8d1-2/#libjpeg8_8d1-2). Don't proceed if doing that causes lots of other packages to be removed, though.


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