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Re: Bug#95801: won't let me upgrade perl from stable to unstable

>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org> writes:

    Jason> Now, hold my hand. Your installed perl-base looks like
    Jason> this:

The installed stuff is not relevant. There is nothing wrong with my
existing setup. apt-get is happy with it as is. However it won't let
me upgrade.

1. I want apt-get to upgrade perl-base to the latest version.

2. the latest version of perl-base conflicts with perl-5.004-base.

3. apt-get tries to upgrade perl-5.004-base but finds it is already the latest
version (or rather it doesn't exist in unstable).

4. apt-get only has one option left, and that is to remove
perl-5.004-base, which is a required package.

    Jason> Now, the *only* ground you can attempt to stand on to claim
    Jason> this is an APT bug is that it is erronously giving the
    Jason> error.

Didn't you see that I reassigned the bug to perl-base????????????

Anyway, it doesn't matter anymore for me. That particular laptop
computer died due (I think) to hardware problems.

And it doesn't matter for you either, because I reassigned the bug to
perl-base. If you continue to argue and say that it is not a bug
(somewhere; anywhere) that I can't upgrade from stable to unstable I
will ignore your messages.

In the unlikely event that the perl maintainers get confused and don't
fix the problem, somebody else will complain about it latter on. Then
they can deal with the problems.
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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