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Re: why isn't cppunit moving to testing?

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 02:44:12PM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> Hi,
> So bjorn.haxx.se says:
> Checking cppunit
>     * trying to update cppunit from 1.12.0-3 to 1.12.1-1 (candidate is 98 days old)
>     * Updating cppunit makes 2 non-depending packages uninstallable on i386: libsp-gxmlcpp-dev, libsp-gxmlcpp1c2a
>           o binary package libsp-gxmlcpp-dev is part of source package sp-gxmlcpp
>                 + sp-gxmlcpp has the same version in unstable and testing (1.0.20040603-3) 
>           o binary package libsp-gxmlcpp1c2a is part of source package sp-gxmlcpp (explained above)
> This leaves me with three questions:
> 1. How can cppunit make a non-depending package uninstallable?
> 2. The gxmlcpp packages are already the same version on testing and
>    unstable, so if there would be a problem moving cppunit to testing,
>    the same problem must already exist for unstable.  What is the
>    problem?

OK, so I discovered the answer to #2: it is indeed uninstallable in
sid; see below.  I think gxmlcpp just needs to be rebuilt to cope with
the cppunit SONAME change (cppunit lib package is now
libcppunit-1.12-1).  Does this need a bug filed on the package or can
it be done by request to the right people?

# apt-get install libsp-gxmlcpp1c2a
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.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libsp-gxmlcpp1c2a: Depends: libcppunit-1.12-0 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages


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