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My current os is debian wheezy.

try to install pidgin with

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin

but version of pidgin-data doesn't match

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:
 pidgin : Depends: pidgin-data (< 2.10.6-z) but 2.10.7-2 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

How do I install pidgin?

Thanks in advance!


edit: here is my source.list

~$ cat /etc/apt/source.list

#deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ squeeze main
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
#deb-src http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib

here is install package information

~$ apt-cache policy pidgin pidgin-data

pidgin:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.10.6-3 
  Version table:
     2.10.6-3 0
        500 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
pidgin-data:
  Installed: 2.10.7-2
  Candidate: 2.10.7-2
  Version table:
 *** 2.10.7-2 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.10.6-3 0
        500 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages

other source packages in source.list.d were commented

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Do you have a non-Debian package source in your apt sources file? –  EightBitTony Jun 27 '13 at 13:36
    
@EightBitTony deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib is my only package source. –  Teifi Jun 27 '13 at 13:43
    
And anything in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ ? –  EightBitTony Jun 27 '13 at 14:00
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@Teifi You should use apt-cache policy pidgin pidgin-data to determine where the packages are installed from. –  Lekensteyn Jun 27 '13 at 14:01
    
@Lekensteyn updated, pidgin pidgin-data were from the same source –  Teifi Jun 27 '13 at 14:21

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Try installing it with aptitude. Its dependency handling may yield different results than apt-get.

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