Re: Bug#41939: apt: APT is confused if dependencies of installed packages are different from dependencies in available packages
On Mon, 26 Jul 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> I recompiled alsa locally so I can install them without breaking the entire
> system by installing libc6.1. Now apt won't let me install anything else
> because it thinks I have unmet dependencies.
Grab the 0.3.11 version, it supports this - but you should have changed
the version number when you recompiled.
> 2) I'm not asking APT to do anything that has anything to do with these
> packages. Having any little discrepancy completely paralyze APT like this is
> extremely fragile. I've complained about this before, APT should be more
> robust by default in face of (supposedly) invalid input.
It has no way of knowing exactly what effect that single broken package
will have on the rest of the packages, so it simply demands that you fix
it. There are lots of different ways that you can do so. It's not fragile
because 99% of the time APT fixes it itself.