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Re: A Prisonner of the dependency hell

Hi Bill,

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 01:03:13AM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> I need to attract your attention on bug #310490.

> This show a pure woody system that cannot be upgraded to sarge
> using the recommended way witout basically removing KDE.
> This bug is 100% reproducible, but I have not yet completly
> tracked the problem, though I have seen pretty awkward behaviour from
> apt. In particular 'apt-get install fontconfig' fails with a message
> claiming that defoma cannot installed while defoma is up-to-date.

> Upgrading with dselect work much better.

> I did not try yet to upgrade using aptitude in interactive mode.

I don't suppose there's a smaller test case involving fewer packages?

I know KDE upgrade tests had been done at one point.  Maybe someone on the
KDE team can shed light on this problem?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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