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I am trying to install a package called libxml-simple-perl, but it depends on libxml-sax-perl, I have installed other dependencies without issues, but this one below is giving me a lot of trouble, and I don't know how to solve it:

dpkg: regarding libxml-sax-perl_0.99+dfsg-1_all.deb containing libxml-sax-perl:
 perl conflicts with libxml-sax-perl (<< 0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1)
  libxml-sax-perl (version 0.99+dfsg-1) is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing libxml-sax-perl_0.99+dfsg-1_all.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing libxml-sax-perl
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libxml-sax-perl_0.99+dfsg-1_all.deb

What I can't understand is what the conflict is, it just says perl conflicts with libxml-sax-perl. How do I solve this?

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looks like it's intentional ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/precise/main/updates/perl-base –  coteyr May 20 '13 at 19:39
    
It says that your are trying to install a version of libxml-sax-perl that is too low (0.99+dfsg-1). Do you have precise-updates enabled? That's where the newer version is located (0.99+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1). –  chaskes May 20 '13 at 20:51

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Easiest way to do this is to install the Synaptic Package manager, it somehow is better at solving dependencies issues and I was able to sort it out using Synaptic. The Ubuntu Software Center does not seem to be handle this well.

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