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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Autobuilders weird failures

* Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2008-03-28 20:39]:

> "it is not going to be installed" != "it doesn't exist".  This error message
> means that the dependencies of your dependency are not satisfiable.
> Can be trivially demonstrated on i386:
> $ sudo apt-get install octave3.0-headers octave3.0
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   octave3.0: Depends: libhdf5-serial-1.6.5-0 but it is not installable or
>                       libhdf5-1.6.5-0 but it is not installable

Thanks for the clarification, Steve.  I have not noticed that another
library transition was in the way of the suitesparse transition.  I think we
will have to upload new octave & friends packages depending on

The web of dependencies around the suitesparse transition was already quite
complex and now hdf5 comes into play which, by the way, has FTBFS on arm,
armel, hppa, mpis, and mpisel.  It seems these arches are waiting for
openmpi, which has also FTBFS on them (besides s390).

I hope we will get octave3.0 in lenny before the release...

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