Depends: libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8m-1) but it is not installable

Author :Andrew     Category : Command Line, Linux     3 Jul | No Comments

I was setting up a webserver on Debian 7 but ran in to a dependency issue for nginx. It said I needed libssl0.9.8. Well I had libssl1.0.x which left me wondering was it in compatible. Yes it is. I needed to download the deb and install it.

root@web1:~# apt-get install nginx nginx-light php5-fpm php5-gd php5-curl php5-mysql libssl-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libssl-dev is already the newest version.
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:
 nginx-light : Depends: libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8m-1) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

wget the correct deb http://snapshot.debian.org/package/openssl098/0.9.8o-7/#libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7

wget http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20110406T213352Z/pool/main/o/openssl098/libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7_i386.deb

Then install it.

sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7_i386.deb
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