Ubuntu – Unable to install Simon

simonsoftware installation

I'm trying to install Simon using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grasch-simon-listens/simon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install simon

but I'm getting this error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 simon : Depends: libattica0 but it is not installable

How can I install required dependencies.

Best Answer

  • For Ubuntu 12.04 Try this after you added the PPA:

    Open a terminal and type in:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
    mkdir -p simon/DEBIAN
    wget https://launchpad.net/~grasch-simon-listens/+archive/simon/+files/simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu8_amd64.deb
    dpkg -e simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu8_amd64.deb simon/DEBIAN
    dpkg -x simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu8_amd64.deb simon/ 
    gedit simon/DEBIAN/control

    In GEDIT, search for libattica0 and change it to libattica0.3

    Save and close gedit

    Type in terminal:

    dpkg -b ./simon simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu8_amd64.deb
    sudo gdebi simon_0.3.0-1ubuntu8_amd64.deb

    Simon should install now...