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I'm trying to install a stable latest version of couchdb on a Debian 7 server. Sadly for me the packages on the Debian repository are old (1.2) and i need 1.4 and up I've decided to try and use the ppa (ppa:couchdb/stable) to install it with apt-get. I successfully added the ppa as a repository but i get this error while installing it like so:

sudo apt-get install -V couchdb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
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:
 couchdb : Dependes: couchdb-bin (>= 1.5.0-0ubuntu2) but it is not going to be in
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I understands that it probably can't find the required dependencies with the required minimum version but do i have to add each dependency's ppa separately or is there an easier way to do this?

Thanks in advance, Itay

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You seem to be trying to install Ubuntu packages on Debian. Don't do this. It is not guaranteed to work. – Michael Hampton Mar 12 '14 at 21:43
I do realise this and yet i've decided to try. – Itay Weiss Mar 12 '14 at 21:48
Your trial is at an end, then. – Michael Hampton Mar 12 '14 at 21:52
You would be better off trying to backport the sid release... – Zoredache Mar 12 '14 at 21:57
Ok ok you've convinced me, Hope you're all very pleased with yourselves... – Itay Weiss Mar 12 '14 at 22:06

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