Bug#741296: education-common: uninstallable in jessie because it pull in conflicting cups-filters and foomatic-filters
When trying to install Debian Edu in Jessie, the installation fail
because cups and hplip are "uninstallable". I tested a minial profile
installation. I tracked the cause down to be that cups-filters and
foomatic-filters conflict with each other and can't be installed
together, while the education-common task want to install both.
I asked the printing team, and Didier 'OdyX' Raboud replied that
cups-filters have replaced foomatic-filters and the latter should be
removed from any task that want to install CUPS as a printer system.
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I believe this patch will solve the problem, but is a bit unsure about
the version number to use for foomatic-filters to ensure that the
package keep working in Wheezy also if there is a security patch for the
* tasks/common: List cups-filters (>= 1.0.42-1) as an alternative for the
foomatic-filters package, to install the former in jessie as the latter
is obsolete there.
--- tasks/common (revision 83045)
+++ tasks/common (working copy)
@@ -290,7 +290,8 @@
Depends: cups, foomatic-db, foomatic-db-engine, foomatic-db-gutenprint, \
- foomatic-filters | cupsomatic-ppd, printer-driver-pnm2ppa, \
+ cups-filters (>= 1.0.42-1) | foomatic-filters (<= 4.0.17-1) | cupsomatic-ppd, \
+ printer-driver-pnm2ppa, \
printer-driver-hpijs, hpijs-ppds, hplip, ijsgutenprint
Perhaps better to drop the versioned depend for foomatic-filters?