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Is the Debian dependency system broken? (wget vs libgnutls-deb0-28)

Normally, a well-designed dependency system should make sure that the
user cannot install an incorrect combination of packages (avoiding
segmentation faults and internal errors), e.g. during a partial
upgrade. But it appears that this is not the case, and users are
required to do "apt-get (dist-)upgrade" and can no longer rely on
"apt-get install <some package>" to upgrade just the wanted package
and dependencies:


Note that the problem still occurs on an available set of packages:
just start with a Debian/stable system (jessie) and upgrade
libgnutls-deb0-28 to unstable (no dependencies/conflicts will
yield an upgrade of wget, which will occasionally segfault).

Vincent Lefèvre <vincent@vinc17.net> - Web: <https://www.vinc17.net/>
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