* Steve M. Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2010-11-22, 01:08:
I just received notice (bug 603579) that upgrade lenny to squeeze will break if a boost package containing an "rtupdate" script is installed. In stable there are four such packages: libboost-python-dev libboost-dbg libboost-python1.35-dev libboost1.35-dbg The issue is that the rtupdate script in stable only recognizes python 2.4 and python 2.5, and dies if any other version is supplied. Squeeze python default is 2.6 and so this blocks the upgrade of python, which is very bad. The rtupdate script has since been changed (in unstable) to avoid this problem, but I'm not sure what can be done for stable users other than recommending to purge the above four packages prior to upgrade. Is there any way to do this automatically?
Python maintainers can make python2.6-minimal break (or conflict, if breaking is not enough) the old libboost* packages.
Please test if Breaks/Conflicts will help here, and if it does, file a bug against python2.6-minimal requesting such addition.
-- Jakub Wilk
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