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Re: upgrading testing?

On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 02:51:14PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 02:34:03PM -0700, Wilhelm Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > I've noticed for awhile now that pretty much everything in testing is held
> > back when I go to do an apt-get upgrade.  Today, as an emperiment, I tried
> > to manually apt-get install libc6 to break through the log jam, and
> > ulitimately I got this error:
> > 
> > E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential
> > package libnss-db 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 libnss-db
> > 
> > Should I go ahead and do as suggested, or am I going to hose my system?
> > 
> Did you try apt-get dist-upgrade first?
> when I upgraded to testing I used:
> apt-get -f dist-upgrade
> That did everything except for libc6, but that's probably fixed now,
> as that was a few months back.

I think he wasn't asking about upgrading to testing from stable, but rather
about a routine upgrade, when he's already running testing.  I have no idea
what libnss-db does, so I'm afraid I can't give an helpful advice.
David Roundy

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