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Re: Trying to understand "updating orbit2 makes 79 packages unintallable ..."

Colin Watson wrote in debain-devel:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 10:24:05PM -0800, Joe Buck wrote:
> > Is there any way to figure things like this out?  And is there any
> > way to fix Bjorn's script to show such problems more clearly?
> Right now, you figure this out by talking to the RM or one of his
> assistants, I'm afraid; debian-release is a good contact address.

I'd like an explanation of this, to see if there is some way I can improve my script in this regard.

For example:

orbit2 provides liborbit2 1:2.8.2-1
acme depends on liborbit2 (>= 1:2.6.0)

Yet updating orbit2 makes acme unistallable. Why is that?


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