apt-get error

Posted on 2007-07-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I get the following error when i do an apt-get update for Debian. The -f switch does not solve the problem.
Any clues?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
  python: Depends: python2.3 (>= 2.3.4-18) but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
Question by:rshs

    Author Comment

    When I use apt-get --fix-broken install the error message is:
    Preparing to replace python 2.3.5-2 (using .../python_2.4.4-2_all.deb) ...
    running python pre-rtupdate hooks for python2.4...
    * Stopping Mailman MailingList Server during Python runtime change...
    Stopping Mailman master qrunner: mailmanctl/etc/init.d/mailman: /usr/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl: /usr/bin/python: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
    invoke-rc.d: initscript mailman, action "stop" failed.
    error running python pre-rtupdate hook mailman
    running python failed-pre-rtupdate hook mailman
    /usr/share/python/runtime.d/mailman.rtupdate called with unknown argument `failed-pre-rtupdate'
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python_2.4.4-2_all.deb (--unpack):
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    Accepted Solution

    Enable all repositories in apt by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and uncommenting all lines starting with # deb

    Then try run apt-get update again.

    :) Hope this help.

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