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Re: can't install mplayer of stretch




Mark Fletcher wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 10:01:23PM +0000, Long Wind wrote:
>> there is a typo in my last post:  not -> now
>> the cause might be i use installation CD 9.3.0but now apt source is
>> newest (ftp.utexas.edu)
>> 
>>     On Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:55 PM, Long Wind <longwind2@xxxxxxxxx>
>>     wrote:
>>  
>> 
>>  the cause might be i use installation CD 9.3.0but not apt source is
>>  newest (ftp.utexas.edu)
>> below is error msg of "apt-get install mplayer"is it possible to fix it?
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Reading package lists...
>> Building dependency tree...
>> Reading state information...
>> 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:
>>  mplayer : Depends: libavcodec57 (>= 7:3.2.2) but it is not going to be
>>  installed or
>>                     libavcodec-extra57 (>= 7:3.2.2) but it is not going
>>                     to be installed
>>            Depends: libavformat57 (>= 7:3.2.2) but it is not going to be
>>            installed Depends: libswresample2 (>= 7:3.2.2) but it is not
>>            going to be installed
>> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
>> 
>> 
>>    
> Do apt update && apt upgrade as root, and see what it wants to do. You
> don't have to let it do it -- you can answer N when it asks for
> confirmation on the upgrade -- but you can see if it wants to upgrade a
> ton of packages. If it does, my suggestion would be to let it do so and
> then try the installation again.
> 

Alternatively related to those multimedia packages I sometimes need to
apt-get install --reinstall, which pulls some dependencies.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libavcodec57 libavcodec-extra57
libavformat57 libswresample2 

regards