broken package (dependancies) - schoolbell

Asked by sjm on 2007-09-27

I wanted to install package "schoolbell" on my 7.04 system to publish my ical calendar, but it has impossible dependancies requireing python2.4-schoolbell too. How can I install the package? apt-get install schoolbell gives:

$ sudo apt-get install schoolbell
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
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.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  schoolbell: Depends: python2.4-schoolbell (= 1.2.4-1ubuntu2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

Synaptic gives:

 Depends: python2.4-schoolbell but it is not going to be installed


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Do you have the universe repository enabled? System --> Applications --> Software Sources.

python2.4-schoolbell is in the universe repository.

sjm (sjmccracky) said : #2

Yes. It looks to me like the python2.4-schoolbell package is to install schoolbell with a lower version of python. The schoolbell package for a higher version of python. but the schoolbell package seems to require the python2.4-schoolbell package which would seem to be mutually exclusive versions and dependancies.

Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #3

It has << python2.5 dependency, and removing python 2.5 is rather not an option.

I've got it running by compiling from sources (on gutsy, but that shouldn't matter in this case):
- dowload sources from:, extract
- install python2.4-dev package
- modify Makefile a bit, change "PYTHON=python" to "PYTHON=python2.4".
- in terminal navigate to the directory with sources, and type "make"
- run by issuing: "python2.4", open localhost:7080 in browser

Seems to work, haven't tested it too much. Let me know if this works ok, or if you need some more detailed instructions.

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