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Re: A Prisonner of the dependency hell

On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 04:49:14PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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 have not yet found one, I will retry tomorrow (its 2AM here, and my
setup is quite slow).

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

Well, I have done the following experiment:
1) debootstrap woody
2) install desktop task + X task (so I got X+KDE+GNOME).
3) upgrade to sarge.

Everything worked smoothly, so that not too bad.


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