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Install ffmpeg... Only to Uninstall gnome?

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

marc wrote:

What do you use to install it?

What repositories do you have enabled?

What's the message that tells you to uninstall gnome?

Regards

Software Sources:
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main (Source Code)
http://debian-multimedia.fx-services.com/ stable main
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

Here is a print out from my terminal:

timothy@TheBatComputer:/$ su
Password:
root@TheBatComputer:/# apt-get install ffmpeg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libwpd8c2a libreoffice-gnome gtk2-engines-smooth tomboy
libmono-security2.0-cil libgsf-1-common update-notifier-common
libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil pnm2ppa libaiksaurus-1.2-data
libhal-storage1 libmono-system2.0-cil update-notifier
link-grammar-dictionaries-en gdebi libots0 libgnomepanel2.24-cil
libmono-corlib2.0-cil cli-common bsh-gcj libmono-cairo2.0-cil libgexiv2-0
libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil gnome-themes-extras evolution-exchange
abiword-common transmission-gtk libmono-i18n-west2.0-cil
update-manager-gnome libwps-0.1-1 gdebi-core libgoffice-0.8-8-common
software-center libmono-posix2.0-cil mono-runtime librasqal2
libmono-addins0.2-cil libgnome2.24-cil transmission-common
gnome-codec-install shotwell libhsqldb-java-gcj update-manager-core
libgoffice-0.8-8 libreoffice-gtk simple-scan python-aptdaemon
liblink-grammar4 libpango1.0-common libgee2 bsh epiphany-extensions
binfmt-support libwv-1.2-3 libgnome-vfs2.0-cil libgdome2-0 mono-gac
python-vte libmatroska0 libaiksaurusgtk-1.2-0c2a libglade2.0-cil
libgsf-1-114 lm-sensors libart2.0-cil aptdaemon libglib2.0-cil mono-2.0-gac
libgtkmathview0c2a libgconf2.0-cil python-aptdaemon-gtk fancontrol
libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil gedit-plugins liferea gnome-themes-more
foomatic-filters-ppds foomatic-db libeggdbus-1-0 libraptor1 liferea-data
libwpg-0.1-1 libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a libabiword-2.8 libgtk2.0-cil
libloudmouth1-0 totem-mozilla min12xxw openoffice.org-gnome
rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder libebml0 libgmime2.4-cil libxcb-render-util0
libgdome2-cpp-smart0c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
libavcodec52 libavcore0 libavdevice52 libavfilter1 libavformat52 libavutil50
libfaac0 libmp3lame0 libpostproc51 libswscale0 libx264-112 libxvidcore4
Suggested packages:
nvidia-libvdpau1
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gnome gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
ffmpeg libavcore0 libavdevice52 libavfilter1 libfaac0 libmp3lame0
libx264-112 libxvidcore4
The following packages will be upgraded:
libavcodec52 libavformat52 libavutil50 libpostproc51 libswscale0
5 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,774 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,534 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
#hell no
abort.

Section that says to uninstall gnome:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
gnome gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

Marc,

FYI, I get the problem when I am trying to install a package that is not in my mainline "approved" repo, but is some other repo that i've temporarily enabled to install some specific thing. That repo may have different opinions about package versions that it needs, etc.. and it is far easier to do the *wrong* thing and install it from scratch. I have not created any additional problems for myself doing just that.

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

atreyu wrote:

Marc,

FYI, I get the problem when I am trying to install a package that is not in my mainline "approved" repo, but is some other repo that i've temporarily enabled to install some specific thing. That repo may have different opinions about package versions that it needs, etc.. and it is far easier to do the *wrong* thing and install it from scratch. I have not created any additional problems for myself doing just that.

Good point; I removed the repos from Wheezy and Sid, as I thought those may have caused the problem. This is still a most perplexing issue.

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

Try:

apt-get policy gnome

On Fedora, there is no gnome package. It is called gnome-desktop. In Debian the gnome package is a metapackage that will pull in much of the gnome desktop environment. The question is, will deleting the metapackage also delete all the packages it pulled in when it was first installed. If it does, then, why is it necessary to use apt-get autoremove to get rid of all those old dependencies.
My feeling is, since you aren't given a list of all the gnome apps, it may not remove all of gnome. One way of testing this would be to do:
apt-get -s remove gnome

to simulate what would happen if you actually did the "apt-get remove gnome" command. Besides, if you don't use the -y option, it should ask you (Yes/No) if you want to continue with the removal.

See also:
http://packages.debian.org/stable/gnome/gnome
and
http://linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

atreyu wrote:

Marc,

FYI, I get the problem when I am trying to install a package that is not in my mainline "approved" repo, but is some other repo that i've temporarily enabled to install some specific thing. That repo may have different opinions about package versions that it needs, etc.. and it is far easier to do the *wrong* thing and install it from scratch. I have not created any additional problems for myself doing just that.

Still wrong: rebuild the package yourself (that's why there is a "src" or "deb-src" section in the apt.conf [might be different, it's been a while since I last used debian]).

You could as well install the deb with dpkg and call the no-deps option (again, don't know the actual commaand).

Trust me: installing programs from source, sooner or later, will give you headaches.

Link to this post 15 Apr 11

marc wrote:
Trust me: installing programs from source, sooner or later, will give you headaches.[/quote]

I concur; I used to have so many problems when I exclusively compiled from source. Now, I only undertake it when it is the only feasible option available.

In regards to Goineasy9's suggestion of simulating a removal of Gnome, I have tested the following in terminal:


root@TheBatComputer:/# apt-get -s remove gnome
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libwpd8c2a libreoffice-gnome gtk2-engines-smooth tomboy
libmono-security2.0-cil libgsf-1-common update-notifier-common
libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil pnm2ppa libaiksaurus-1.2-data
libhal-storage1 libmono-system2.0-cil update-notifier
link-grammar-dictionaries-en gdebi libots0 libgnomepanel2.24-cil
libmono-corlib2.0-cil cli-common bsh-gcj libmono-cairo2.0-cil libgexiv2-0
libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil gnome-themes-extras evolution-exchange
abiword-common transmission-gtk libmono-i18n-west2.0-cil
update-manager-gnome libwps-0.1-1 gdebi-core libgoffice-0.8-8-common
software-center libmono-posix2.0-cil mono-runtime librasqal2
libmono-addins0.2-cil libgnome2.24-cil transmission-common
gnome-codec-install shotwell libhsqldb-java-gcj update-manager-core
libgoffice-0.8-8 libreoffice-gtk simple-scan python-aptdaemon
liblink-grammar4 libpango1.0-common libgee2 bsh epiphany-extensions
binfmt-support libwv-1.2-3 libgnome-vfs2.0-cil libgdome2-0 mono-gac
python-vte libmatroska0 libaiksaurusgtk-1.2-0c2a libglade2.0-cil
libgsf-1-114 lm-sensors libart2.0-cil aptdaemon libglib2.0-cil mono-2.0-gac
libgtkmathview0c2a libgconf2.0-cil python-aptdaemon-gtk fancontrol
libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil gedit-plugins liferea gnome-themes-more
foomatic-filters-ppds foomatic-db libeggdbus-1-0 libraptor1 liferea-data
libwpg-0.1-1 libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a libabiword-2.8 libgtk2.0-cil
libloudmouth1-0 totem-mozilla min12xxw openoffice.org-gnome
rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder libebml0 libgmime2.4-cil libxcb-render-util0
libgdome2-cpp-smart0c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
gnome
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Remv gnome [1:2.30+7]
root@TheBatComputer:/#

It did not state anything about removing the gnome-desktop-environment, which would cause a massive amount of failure on an epic level. I am going to create a virtual matryoshka version of Debian within Debian and remove gnome. I will report back my findings ASAP.

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