Package install error in FC3


Senior member
Nov 3, 2001
I want to install the synaptic package, but when I try to, I get unmet dependencies:

synaptic: Depends: apt(= 1:0.5.15cnc6) but 0:0.5.15cnc6-0.fdr.11.2 is to be installed

Depends: but it is not installable

E: Broken packages

So, I am not sure what this means, I thought I had apt installed, but maybe not.

Any insight?



Elite Member
Jul 4, 2002
Sometimes you get a package that is malformed, meaning the developer screwed up on the dependancies somehow.

Do a update and see if that helps.

Try to install libapt manually and see what it says. It may not be the correct version number, or it could have depencies of it's own that needs to be installed. Just try to fiddle around with it. You may eventually have to download a rpm manually and install it.

If that doesn't work tell the guy that packaged whatever package that something is wrong and wait for him to fix it. It gets a bit difficult after a while to keep everything straight and since FC3 is so new, a couple things like this will turn up time to time.

basicly find out why libapt isn't installable..