I want to start some C++ development on my 3 year old, un-updated 8.04 ubuntu desktop machine. I tried,
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install build-essential 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 resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libc6-i386: Breaks: ia32-libs (< 20090804) but 2.2ubuntu11 is to be installed Breaks: lib32asound2 (< 1.0.20-3) but 1.0.15-3ubuntu4 is to be installed E: Broken packages
I thought apt would automatically install the package dependencies.
I don't really want to update the entire installation as I have a lot of network services installed and running which I don't want to risk breaking.
They aren't exposed to the internet and don't pose a security risk.
So is there any way to get apt to install the dependencies for build-essential?