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I have previously installed eclipse on lucid with ant 1.7 with no trouble. I need to update my ant to 1.8, but this required me to uninstall eclipse, since the "ant1.8" package isn't seen by apt-get as satisfying the eclipse package's requirement for ant >= 1.7.blah.

What do I need to do to convince apt-get that the eclipse package's ant version requirement is satisfied? Thanks!

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Install ant 1.8 (and uninstall eclipse, but not what it depends on) and download eclipse from All dependencies are already installed, two things upgraded.

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That's a great workaround and I will definitely use it but my real goal is to install the eclipse package. It's easier for me to make an image if I'm doing everything with packages, and I do not want to build an eclipse package myself. – Jack Twilley May 24 '11 at 20:54
@Jack Twilley Eclipse comes with a single directory. I think it is easy enough... – nickguletskii May 25 '11 at 19:39
The single directory and the modification to the main menu so it comes up in Applications > Programming are pretty much it, so I might just end up doing it that way. I do wish they'd fix the package, but I'm not holding my breath. – Jack Twilley May 26 '11 at 4:05

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