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I'm trying to install graph-tool.

I've changed sources.list with the "precise" repository option. I can now run sudo apt-get install graph-tool, but I get the message graph-tool : Depends: libcairomm-1.0 but it is not installable

I'm not sure how to install this specific package. Running aptitude search libcairomm gives me:

i A libcairomm-1.0-1                        - C++ wrappers for Cairo (shared libraries)         
p   libcairomm-1.0-1:i386                   - C++ wrappers for Cairo (shared libraries)         
i   libcairomm-1.0-dev                      - C++ wrappers for Cairo (development files)        
p   libcairomm-1.0-dev:i386                 - C++ wrappers for Cairo (development files)        
p   libcairomm-1.0-doc                      - C++ wrappers for Cairo (documentation)  

To confirm that I don't need to install the i386 packages, I ran uname -m and got the output x86_64

So to me, it looks like I've installed anything that could possibly be related to this dependency.

How might I fix this dependency?

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Looks like the maintainers of graph-tool have not updated the dependencies for graph-tool yet to reflect the updated version of libcairomm-1.0-1.

Things you can do:

  • Compile it from source so you don't run into the case of missing or conflicting dependencies issues.
  • Get the source package from the repository and manually edit the debian/control file to reflect the change and build the deb file yourself and install it using that.
  • Or wait till they update the dependency.
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If you are interested in doing the non-standard method (that is not to wait it out), ping me here in the comments. I'll try to guide you on that. –  jokerdino May 16 '12 at 14:02

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