Package: sysvinit-utils Version: 2.88dsf-59.5 Am 20.06.2016 um 00:47 schrieb Michael Biebl: > Am 19.06.2016 um 23:39 schrieb Santiago Vila: > >> # apt-get upgrade >> [...] >> # apt-get dist-upgrade >> [...] >> E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package sysvinit-utils:amd64 due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option. >> E: Internal Error, Could not early remove sysvinit-utils:amd64 (2) >> >> >> I can reproduce this on a jessie system with very few packages >> installed and this single line in sources.list: >> >> deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch main >> >> >> If this problem is the result of fixing this bug, I would rather keep >> the bug unfixed and leave things as before. > > It's not, afaics. My guess is it's related to  > I suspect this can be fixed by dropping the > Breaks: initscripts (<< 2.88dsf-59.5) > from the initscripts package and only keeping the Replaces (I know this > is not a 100% policy compliant, but I've seen this approach used before > where apt got confused). Let's turn this into a bug report so this can be tracked properly. The issue being that /lib/init/vars.sh has been moved from initscripts to sysvinit-utils. sysvinit-utils got a Breaks/Replaces: initscripts (<< 2.88dsf-59.5) for that. On the other hand, the initscripts has got a dependency on sysvinit-utils (>= 2.88dsf-59.5) to ensure /lib/init/vars.sh is available. As mentioned, dropping the Breaks should break the loop. -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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