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Re: Apt problem when [Re:] upgrading to potato

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:

> Indeed. I've added this paragraph to the top of "Possible issues during or
> after upgrade" section in the Release Notes:
>   <p>Sometimes it's necessary to enable APT::Force-LoopBreak option in APT
>   to be able to temporarily remove an essential package due to a
>   Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. <prgn/apt-get/ will alert you of this and
>   abort the upgrade. You can work around that by adding something like
>   <tt>APT::Force-LoopBreak "true";</tt> in <file>/etc/apt/apt.conf</file>
>   or by specifying <tt>-o APT::Force-LoopBreak=1</tt> option on
>   <prgn/apt-get/ command line.
> (if anything's wrong with the above _please_ contact me before today's
> dinstall run)

Remove the bit about adding it to the config file, nobody should do that,
it is a one time only thing to work around pam's screwy dependencies which
should be fixed..


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