Re: synaptic configuration differences between two Sid boxes
Damon Chesser wrote:
This has me scratching my head. Two boxes, both set to Sid, the apt
sources of one was copied from the other. When I search for sun jre, on
one I see sun-java6-bin 6-15-1 (installed and latest version) on the
other I see sun-java6-bin 6-14-1 as installed AND latest version.
Of course, "reload" does not change this. I have done aptitude clean,
same result. When I go to "Settings" >"Repositories" on the 6-14-1 box
I get a window titled "Repositories" and it lists all my repos and I can
check or uncheck them or add others.
On the 6-15-1 box I get a windows titled "Software Sources" with 5 tabs
labeled Debian Software, Third-Party Software, Updates, Authnetication,
Both versions are 0.62.5. I have removed and purged synaptic from the
6-14-1 box and updatedb, locate synaptic. I removed all synaptic files
except for ones reffering to Xorg (~./local-somepath/synaptic)
Re-installed synaptic and I see the exact same thing and behavior. Why
is it I see a different behavior from the same package on Gnome-Desktop.
In fact, I routinely run rsync -rav /home/USER to sync the two machines.
My Synaptic-on-Gnome shows the package as being available for upgrade,
though I use aptitude.
Currently in Sid, the sun-java6 packages only appear for updating in
aptitude's full-upgrade (the apt-get dist-upgrade command), in which
they are marked as problematical, and aptitude offers to rip out the
lot. The full set of dependencies does not yet exist. It is possible
that your problem configuration is doing more dependency-checking in
advance, and knows that the full 6-15-1 set is not available.