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Re: broken package dependencies, surgery on package database

Certainly. kernel-package create .debs not only of the
kernel, but also of kernel modules. I was using alsa
for sound and i2c and lm-sensors for hardware
monitoring. I used a "clean" (from kernel.org) kernel,
but I used the debian source packages for alsa, i2c
and lm-sensors. 

The dependencies are as follows:

o  alsa depends on the kernel
o  lm-sensors depends on i2c and the kernel
o  i2c depends on the kernel

When I purged the packages, I selected all of them --
the kernel, alsa, i2c and lm-sensors -- for removal.
However, dselect only removed the kernel and alsa. The
 packaging system is now irretrievably stuck on the
broken i2c and lm-sensors packages.


--- Daniel Burrows <dnb114@psu.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 03:05:55PM -0800, Richard
> Weil <rcweil@yahoo.com> was heard to say:
> > While uninstalling a couple of packages I created
> > using kpkg I really broke some dependencies, so
> now I
> > can't do anything with dselect/aptitude.
>   I'm not familiar with these packages -- would it
> be possible for
> you to explain the dependency relationships between
> them? (ie, why are
> they broken?)
>   Daniel
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