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Hi! I have Debian 3.0 woody and a want to install apt-file.
When i make a "apt-get install apt-file" i get the following msg:
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Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
apt-file: Depends: libwww-perl (>= 5.53) but it is not going to be installed
E: Sorry, broken packages
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A few days ago i had sources from sid in my sources.list. Now i do only have the stable sources. Does it somthing to do with it?
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" Does it somthing to do with it?"

Everything... it's true that in Debian upgrading is just a blink of the eye (apt-get update/uograde & wainting), but downgrading (because changing sources to an "older" version, as in your case from sid to woody, means "downgrading") doesn't go that easy. You either remove all the packages that are newer in sid than in woody and install all of them from woody again (lol, not a 2 minute work :) or you change everything (sources) back to sid and probably you will be able to install just what you want.

In this case it probably won't install libwww-perl >=5.53 because it would need that, but it can't be found in the new package list (from woody, supposing you did an apt-get update), whatever.

My advice: if you don't want to spend a few days fixing the mixed distro, you probably should switch your sources just back to sid.

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