Debian Lenny VIM broken dependency

Today I ran apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade on my Debian Lenny installed on WD MyBook as I ussually do. It removed VIM (I let it as I thought it was just replaced by another package). I tried to run vim after the upgrade but it was really uninstalled. Trying to install it again by apt-get install I got

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  vim: Depends: vim-runtime (= 1:7.1.293-3)
         but 1:7.1.293-3+lenny1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages

I tried to uninstall vim-runtime. It didn't help. I don't have time to solve it now so I can't give a solution. If you encountered the same problem and have a solution to this problem, I'd really appretiate your comment.

It's quite sad that Debian repository is not consistent and one gets errors using apt-get.

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One Response to “Debian Lenny VIM broken dependency”

  1. Andy says:

    Hi fellow, I came across this problem on a linux install I had little exp with. I managed to get rid of it by removing vim, then upgrading, updating etc.

    have not re-installed vim yet but seems to have solved the problem

    hope this helps :P

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