Re: aptitude problem WAS: Re: NMU and hijacking of gnome-apt
On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 06:11:05PM -0800, Erik Steffl <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> whoops, I forgot it could have been fixed already. so aptitude runs
> now, but still doesn't seem usable, the list of packages is almost
> empty, the upgrade does not work work
This is what bug-reporting tools are for. (referring to the
interface failing to show packages. The other problem most likely has
to do with dependency handling)
I certainly wouldn't release a version that was this broken , so if
you see something like this you should assume that either (a) you're
doing something wacky, or (b) I don't know about it! (or (c) it's in
the BTS already, but this isn't)
You wouldn't happen to have set a limit on your display and then
forgotten it, would you?
> x Apt
> errors x
> xE: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> xE: Unable to correct dependencies, some packages cannot be
> x [ Ok
> ] x
This indicates that some packages which you have forced to be held
would be broken by the install, no matter what it does. I think that's
an error message from libapt, so I can't do much about the wording.
When you can see all the packages, search for "~b" to find broken
ones. Right now there's a bug that causes held+broken packages to not
be flagged with red; it's fixed in CVS.
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