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    Default backtrack-sniffers Held Back

    I did an upgrade via apt-get last night and a load of stuff was upgraded. However, the only thing being held back is "backtrack-sniffers". It says it depends on "ettercap-gtk-menu", but it's not going to be installed. However, it's already installed though. If I tell apt-get to reinstall "ettercap-gtk-menu", I then get the error that "backtrack-sniffers" is being held back because it depends on "ettercap-menu" which isn't going to be installed. Trying to install both will cause conflicts as can be seen below.

    Code:
    # apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
      backtrack-sniffers
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    Code:
    # apt-get dist-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
      backtrack-sniffers
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    Code:
    # apt-get -s --install-recommends install backtrack-sniffers
    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:
      backtrack-sniffers: Depends: ettercap-gtk-menu but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Code:
    # apt-get -s --install-recommends --reinstall install ettercap-gtk-menu backtrack-sniffers
    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.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
      backtrack-sniffers: Depends: ettercap-menu but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Code:
    # apt-get -s --install-recommends --reinstall install ettercap-gtk-menu ettercap-menu backtrack-sniffers
    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.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
      ettercap-menu: Depends: ettercap but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Code:
    # apt-get -s --install-recommends --reinstall install ettercap-gtk-menu ettercap-menu ettercap backtrack-sniffers
    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.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
      ettercap: Conflicts: ettercap-gtk but 1:0.7.3-1.2ubuntu4 is to be installed
      ettercap-gtk: Conflicts: ettercap but 1:0.7.3-1.2ubuntu4 is to be installed
      ettercap-gtk-menu: Conflicts: ettercap but 1:0.7.3-1.2ubuntu4 is to be installed
    E: Broken packages

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    FWIW, I just ran update and dist-upgrade and I was also told backtrack-sniffers would be held back.

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    ettercap-gtk and ettercap-menu dont coexist - its one or the other, since they're both part of the same package a conflict occurs which prevents the package from being downloaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageLtMan View Post
    ettercap-gtk and ettercap-menu dont coexist - its one or the other, since they're both part of the same package a conflict occurs which prevents the package from being downloaded.
    Both are not installed; the "backtrack-sniffers" package from the recent upgrade is reporting those dependencies. I wasn't the only one who observed this, but I did explore the package's dependencies though. It's asking for things that it shouldn't be and with some conflicts at that; for example, the package wants both.

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