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

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 04:42:55PM +0100, Björn Stenberg wrote:
> 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?

liborbit2 1:2.8.2-1 conflicts with libbonobo-activation4 (<< 1:2.4.0);
acme depends on libbonobo-activation4; libbonobo-activation4 is version
1:2.2.4-1 in testing.

orbit2 and bonobo-activation, along with a number of others, need to be
hinted together.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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