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Re: apt-get should correctly process dependencies

> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 12:43:37 -0600 (MDT)
> From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca>
> To: digito@bigfoot.com
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: apt-get should correctly process dependencies
> On Wed, 19 Apr 100, Pedro Miguel Guerreiro wrote:
> > I've installed just the base files, and then I'm installing one by one, only
> > tha packages that I want, in no special order, as I'm needing them. When I
> > tryed to install linuxconf, apt-get give me the following:
> Try the -o debug::pkgproblemresolver=true option

Ok, when I try this option, the following came out:

turing:~# apt-get -o debug::pkgproblemresolver=true install linuxconf
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Starting 2
Package mailx has broken dep on smail
Package mailx has broken dep on mail-transport-agent
  Considering zmailer-ssl 0 as a solution to mailx 8
  Holding Back mailx rather than change mail-transport-agent
Package logrotate has broken dep on mailx
  Considering mailx 8 as a solution to logrotate 5
  Holding Back logrotate rather than change mailx
Package linuxconf has broken dep on logrotate
  Considering logrotate 5 as a solution to linuxconf 9999
    Reinst Failed early because of smail
    Reinst Failed because of mail-transport-agent
    Reinst Failed because of mailx
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:
  linuxconf: Depends: logrotate but it is not going to be installed
E: Sorry, broken packages

>From what I can see, the problem is with smail. mailx depends on smail, but it
should depend on exim, as this is the default MTA on a Debian system.

Should I file a bug?

Pedro Guerreiro
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