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Later version of library don't satisfy dependency


(I had to say "don't" because "doesn't" didn't fit in the subject line)

I'm trying to install the Amazon MP3 downloader.

They're a bit behind -- they have a downloader available for "Ubuntu 9.04"

I downloaded it and tried to install -- but it says there's a dependency that can't be resolved:

Dependency is not satisfiable: libboost-filesystem1.34.1

I installed libboost (and a bunch of other sub-items in the Boost library) using the Ubuntu Software Center, but the version of Libboost is higher now than it was in April of 2009 (surprise!)

Why doesn't a NEWER version satisfy the dependency? Is there a way to override it?


Thanks in advance for any help.



  • woboyle
    woboyle Posts: 501
    Do they provide source code for the tool? If so, then you should be able to fix it. If not, try to find an earlier version of boost, install it into an alternate location, then point your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to the location of the proper boost libraries.


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