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Re: dpkg problem

On Fri, Mar 05, 1999 at 09:06:37PM +0000, Edward Betts wrote:
> $ sudo dpkg --configure -a
> dpkg: ../../../main/packages.c:191: process_queue: Assertion `dependtry <=4' fai
> led.
> Aborted
> What is going on? What does it mean? What should I do? How do I fix it?

As far as I can tell (this is all according to my mind, so take with a grain
of salt)...

What is going on:
	dpkg is aborting because of circular dependencies.

What does it mean:
	Two or more packages, possibly libggi2 and libggi-target depend on one
	another, and so neither can be installed.

What should I do?
	Bring it to the attention of appropriate people (ie people who can fix
	it - the circular-dependency package maintainer, or the dpkg people,
	depending on where the problem indeed lies).

How do I fix it?
	Rebuild the packages in question, removing one or more of the Depends:
	fields, or dropping it to a Recommends:.
Robert Donn
"IBM don't make nonstandard things.  People just cloned them wrong."
	-- Tim Foster

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