Re: Confirm needed: python2.3 (thus lots of other stuff) uninstallable from etch?
Simo Kauppi wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 06:12:51AM +0000, email@example.com wrote:
>> Can anyone else confirm this:
>>} stax:/etc/apt# apt-get install python2.3
>>} Reading package lists... Done
>>} Building dependency tree... Done
>>} Package python2.3 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
>>} This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
>>} is only available from another source
>>} However the following packages replace it:
>>} E: Package python2.3 has no installation candidate
>>} The following packages have unmet dependencies.
>>} python: Depends: python2.3 (>= 2.3.5-1) but it is not installable
>>} E: Broken packages
>> Because of this, tons of stuff, from reportbug to GNOME, is uninstallable
>> for me. My sources.list mirrors are:
>>} deb http://debian.csail.mit.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ etch main contrib
>>} deb-src http://debian.csail.mit.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ etch main contrib
>>} deb http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ etch main contrib
>>} deb-src http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ etch main contrib
>> Can anyone else confirm this?
> Yes, the 'Packages' of your mirror doesn't seem to have 'python2.3' and
> 'python' depends on that.
> It seems to be one those "old version doesn't exist anymore, but the
> new version has not entered testing (or your mirror) yet" situations.
> The actual file (both old and new) seem to be in the pool, so maybe the
> Packages file of your mirror is out of date:
> My mirror has the newer version, so you might want to try a different
> mirror, or wait until it gets into your mirror.
Hmm, well, I just tried a whole bunch of mirrors -- specifically, I've
tried debian.csail.mit.edu, mirror.espri.arizona.edu, ftp.de.debian.org,
debian.inode.at, and ftp.jp.debian.org. All five of them had this
problem; so it seems pretty widespread.
I hadn't considered fetching the package directly, though; I went
and looked on the mirror I normally use and it was indeed there,
as you suggest above. Thanks.
> I use ftp://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian-amd64/debian/
apt-get updating from here gives:
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian-amd64/debian/dists/etch/main/source/Sources.gz MD5Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian-amd64/debian/dists/etch/contrib/source/Sources.gz MD5Sum mismatch
which is a bit worrisome!