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Qtractor PPA problem


I am not sure whether I messed something up but qtractor's PPA (focal) does not work here any longer:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
qtractor : Depends: qt6-qpa-plugins but it is not installable or
base-files (< 12) but 20.3.0 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

All three PPAs are installed, did I mess something up?


rncbc's picture

install qt6-qpa-plugins as told?

sorry, here we only talk opensuse tumbleweed slang but you're welcome anyhow ;)

I may be wrong but there is no such package for 20.04.

rncbc's picture

All three PPAs are installed, did I mess something up?

what three PPAs?

for 20.04 you most probably will only need these two: Applications (focal) and Libraries (focal) and nothing else.

I added the QT PPA hoping to fix the problem with no result. Removed it now.

rncbc's picture

the "Qt 6.3 Static Libraries" are only needed IIF you're developing or compiling something that requires them eg. any of the Vee-One LV2 plugins...
if not doing anything of the kind then you don't need them :)

otoh. are you sure you have only installed the ppa:rncbc/apps-focal ?
from the OP it seems you added the ppa:rncbc/apps-jammy as being the only one that probably asks for qt6-qpa-plugins as a dependency :/


No, only focal sources. Anyway, I will switch to 22.04 in a few weeks and there is an Appimage, too.

/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ grep rncbc *
rncbc-apps-focal-focal.list:deb focal main
rncbc-apps-focal-focal.list:# deb-src focal main
rncbc-libs-focal-focal.list:deb focal main
rncbc-libs-focal-focal.list:# deb-src focal main

rncbc's picture

what frankendebian is that you're calling ubuntu-like 20.04 (focal fossa) that is trying to deliver a base-files version greater than 12 ?!
on 20.04/focal this should/must be 11-something, matching a debian 11 base system level (aka. "bullseye")...

otherwise you're left to either force the package installation, if that's possible disregarding its "depends:" clause, or upgrade to 22.04 (jammy) where qt6(-qpa-plugins) is already available.


ps. again, i'm no debian/ubuntu expert, just giving you some feedback and possibilities :)

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