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Bug#39204: dpkg; assertion `dependtry <= 4' failed -- prevents configuring

severity 39204 normal
merge 39204 38393 38754 38381 38288

On Wed, Jun 09, 1999 at 08:59:26AM +0300, Hannu Koivisto wrote:
> dpkg: ../../../main/packages.c:191: process_queue: Assertion `dependtry <= 4' failed.
> zsh: 3844 abort (core dumped)  dpkg --configure --pending

This is a known bug, reported n+1 times already.  The problem is that dpkg
does not handle certain types of circular dependencies well.

Workaround: use --force-depends to configure the offending packages

The offending circular dependency will be resolved before release.

%%% Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho % gaia@iki.fi % http://www.iki.fi/gaia/ %%%

   "... memory leaks are quite acceptable in many applications ..."
    (Bjarne Stroustrup, The Design and Evolution of C++, page 220)

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