Re: problem with libmime-perl_3.204-1.deb in hamm
On Sat, 20 Dec 1997, Tim Ferrell wrote:
> I am in the process of upgrading my system to run current with hamm and
> had a problem with the libmime-perl pkg relating to the libwww-perl pkg
> that prevented both pkgs from configuring.
> First libwww-perl requires libmime-base64-perl which does not exist. I
> figured that libmime-perl provided this so I edited it's entry in
> /var/lib/dpkg/status to reflect this.
> Then I discovered that libmime-perl depends on libwww-perl (which
> depends on libmime-perl) hence running dpkg --pending --configure
> segfaulted. I fixed this by removing the libmime-perl's dependancy on
> libwww-perl from the status file.
> Was this an error in the libmime-perl pkg, or did I make it work when it
> shouldn't have??
Actually it was an assumption bug. There IS a libmime-base64-perl
package, it just happens to be stuck in incoming.
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