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Apt problem when [Re:] upgrading to potato

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, J Sigbrandt wrote:

> Hi, 
> Just read the document which I came across by chance:
>   http://panic.et.tudelft.nl/~costar/potato/upgrade-i386/UPGRADING.html
> Shouldn't it be part of the potato release notes?

It is merged already.

> I came across a problem when upgrading ... after issuing 'apt-get
> dist-upgrade' it complained with:
>   E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential
>   package libpam0g 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 libpam0g
> Having searched the net, I see that others have had the same problem and
> that one proposed solution is to issue this command:
>   apt-get -o apt::force-loopbreak=1 dist-upgrade
> (from <http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/Archivum/linux-200002/msg00176.html>)
> Note the '=1' which is required but isn't mentioned in the error message.
> Also, the docs in version 0.3.19 of apt, don't include any info about
> Force-LoopBreak.
> I haven't proceeded any further at this stage, so cannot confirm whether
> the above works.

Hmmm. Josip: this seems important enough to add a note to release-notes.

Also Cc:'d to the apt maint, maybe he can provide more info (or updated
docs ;-)

  Anne Bezemer

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