Joined: Aug. 2006
||Posted: Aug. 26 2006,00:44
Hi, let me explain more clearly what I meant to say. When you tried to install firefox, apt told you that libxt6 (among others) could not be installed. But it did not tell you the reason libxt6 could not be installed. What I am suggesting is to try
apt-get install libxt6
Its not going to succeed, we already know that, but it will give you some more verbose information about why it cannot be installed.
If libxt6 cannot be installed because some other packages it depends on cannot be installed (this is likely to be the case) then pick one of those packages, try to install it, which again will fail, but you will get more information, and eventually you will work your way backward to a meaningful message, perhaps some package you need is not available on the testing branch, or there is a conflict between a package you need to install versus one that is already installed.
See how it works, you find the root problem by tracing back through the dependencies.