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Re: php4 package broken

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 02:45:32PM +0000, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> On 17/03/03, Internetsnedkeren (gunner@internetsnedkeren.dk) wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > > You could also simply try apt-get -t unstable install php4 .
> > >
> > I did just that and it worked fine. (After I had to extend the cache size for 
> > the apt-get).
> > /gunner
> Sorry, I'm coming in late on this. I'm suffering from a broken testing
> broken php4, but "apt-get -t unstable install php4" just gives me a list
> of broken dependencies.
> How can I get around this?

This happened with the new libc6 (2.3.x) going into testing. The package
that was uploaded conflicts with php4 4.1, so you get those errors...

The suggestions given by the Release Manager when he announced this
problem in the libc upgrade annoucement were:
a) Upgrade to php4 from unstable
b) Put libc6 on hold until the next version (without the conflicts)
migrates in, or php4 4.2 migrates into testing.
c) I forget. (Go to the debian-devel-announce archives and find the
email, I guess)

Upgrading to php4 from unstable will pull in some other libraries
too (libmm12 for example). It shouldn't cause any problems, though...
I've been running it on a G4 tower since the update, without
any observed problems.

It would also be possible to hack up the libc6 package to remove
the conflicts, since apparently it's a problem with an earlier
4.2.x release of php4 which is no longer in the archive, but the
conflicts line wasn't specific enough. There're tools to change
the conflicts line without rebuilding the package, but I don't
remember what they are.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
6th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
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