Re: Uninstallable Packages
On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 07:27:38PM +0200, Thomas Schoepf wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 11:29:34AM -0400, Kurt D. Starsinic wrote:
> > secure-su is also uninstallable.
> > Depends: login >=970502-1
> > Current: login 19990827-5
> > Does anybody else think it's kind of nutty that 19990827-5 is less
> > than 970502-1?
> It's not less:
> asterix:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 970502-1 lt 19990827-5 ; echo $?
> asterix:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 1.0 lt 5.0 ; echo $?
Well, maybe there's something I'm missing here. It's definitely
gil:/home/kstar# dpkg --list login
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii login 19990827-5 System login tools
gil:/home/kstar# apt-get install secure-su
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
secure-su: Depends: login (>= 970502-1) but it is not installed
E: Sorry, broken packages
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