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Re: apt (intentionally?) brain dead?

On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 00:13 +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi All
> Once upon, IIRC, there were times when apt did very intelligently
> automatically what I have to do now myself: When I tried to install a
> package, apt-get/aptitude calculated the dependencies on other
> packages for the one I wanted to install and then installed the whole
> bunch of packages necessary for the installation of the one i needed.
> It seems times have changed: Either apt/aptitude is braindead and on the brink
> of becoming unusable, or, alternatively, the Debian folks
> intentionally changed the software in a way where apt-get does not do
> any more what it did some time ago. In the latter case the bug (again:
> It's not a bug: I call it brain dead) would be an intentionally
> designed feature.

I think it happens when the dependency triggers an upgrade of a
dependent package, and that upgrade would break another package (unless
you also update it). Note too sure though... 


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