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Re: A Prisonner of the dependency hell

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 02:46:52PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> 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?

> OK, I have done that:
> 1) debootstrap woody
> 2) install konqueror,libqt3 and aptitude

Did you install konqueror and libqt3 with aptitude, or with another tool?
If konqueror is installed with aptitude, allowing libqt3 to be pulled in
automatically, does aptitude do a better job of conflict resolution on

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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