Re: apt-get dist-upgrade -u on testing wants to uninstall 189 packages
Neil Booth <email@example.com> wrote:
>Anthony Towns wrote:-
>> The problem here is some weird bug in apt's analysis of which packages are
>> mor important: it's deciding to remove perl-5.005 and keep data-dumper,
>> instead of the other way around, for some reason.
>> Easiest way to avoid this nastiness is to apt-get remove data-dumper
>Is there an easy way here to see which package is at the root of the chain of
>dependencies and causing problems? I found it by trial-and-error, but it can
>be terribly opaque.
Use dselect? That will tell you in its dependency resolution screens.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]