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Check what that package depends on and what those dependencies need as well. For example I see this for my machine: #apt-cache show linux-image-amd64 Package: linux-image-amd64 <snip> Depends: linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 and # apt-cache show linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 Package: linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 <snip> Depends: kmod | ...


You should use your distribution's packages unless you have a good reason not to. Using the distro's packages gives you important benefits: It's less work to install and uninstall the packages, and keep them up to date. The packaging system will automatically install the software's dependencies, and keep them up to date too. Security updates are provided ...


sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports linux-image-amd64 it is not convenient I know .. but it is the right way to do things without having troubles in future (IMHO of course)


Change the top line in your preferences to Package: linux-image-* Run apt-get update Try to install again. If you still get the error, check aptitude why-not linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64

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