pidgin on ubuntu 10.04 -> unmet dependency pidgin-data?

Freek Alleman ikhouvan at
Fri Jan 7 02:03:48 EST 2011


when trying to upgrade pidgin, i stumbled upon the following issue; it
appears that my pidgin-data package is too old for the new pidgin. I
would really love to keep using pidgin (as i prefer a *working*
im-client over the one included by default gnome atm.) but am not sure
how to proceed from here. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

# sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  pidgin: Depends: pidgin-data (>= 1:2.7.9) but
1:2.7.7-1ubuntu0+pidgin1.10.04 is installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

# dpkg -l pidgin*
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                              Version
iU  pidgin                            1:2.7.9-1ubuntu0+pidgin1.10.04
multi-protocol instant messaging client
ii  pidgin-data                       1:2.7.7-1ubuntu0+pidgin1.10.04
multi-protocol instant messaging client - data files
ii  pidgin-facebookchat               1.64-1
Facebook Chat plugin for Pidgin
ii  pidgin-libnotify                  0.14-1ubuntu14
display notification bubbles in pidgin
ii  pidgin-ppa                        0.0.4
Pidgin PPA
ii  pidgin-privacy-please             0.6.1-1
A pidgin plugin for enhanced privacy


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