User Tools

Site Tools


faq:cannot_satisfy_dependencies

Cannot satisfy dependencies

You will get the message “Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for…”

  1. if the kernel version installed on your device does not match the kernel version required by the package you want to install. This happens very easily when you are using a snapshot image or a self-compiled image.
  2. if you are using a snapshot image, and the snapshot packages are missing in current builds.
    • Solution: Wait some days, then check if the packages are being built again.

I'm using a snapshot image

  • Solution #1: Install all needed packages directly after installing the snapshot image, not on the next day.
  • Solution #2: Try to install via opkg with option --force-depends (=Install/remove despite failed dependencies). Mind that this is likely to fail for kernel related packages (kmods).
  • Solution #3: Make local copy of snapshot packages (not recommended, needs much space!)

As general advice, especially for inexperienced users: Go for the latest stable release (if available for your device), not a snapshot version, then the package repositories will match and packages will be available.

I'm using a self-compiled image

  • Solution #5: Do not install packages after flashing, but include them in your image.
  • Solution #6: Compile the packages you want to install after flashing as modules. They will be built, but not included in the image.
This website uses cookies. By using the website, you agree with storing cookies on your computer. Also you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree leave the website.More information about cookies
faq/cannot_satisfy_dependencies.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/26 00:33 by tmomas