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Re: Upgrading gcc in unstable

On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 09:40:41PM +0900, sharkey@ale.physics.sunysb.edu wrote:
> > For over a month now, the gcc package has appeared in my apt-get upgrade
> > even though there is no new version available. This is quite strange.
> [clip]
> > As you can see, I just upgraded it twice and it STILL claims that it needs
> > to upgrade it. Each time it will dutifully haul down the package, unpack
> > and configure it...
> > 
> > Is anyone else having this problem?
> Yes.  I've noticed that too.  I haven't looked into it though.
> The gcc Packages description has been wacked for a while.  It doesn't play
> nicely with egcs64.  I've been editing /var/lib/dpkg/status manually to
> repair the conflict after each upgrade, which isn't something I really like
> to be doing.  I don't know if this is a related problem or not.

Yeah, it's the same issue. It was supposed to conflict with egcs64 (<<
...) but instead it is (< ...), which is improper, and apt-get sees it as
a different version of gcc, plus it is read as "<=", which makes it
conflict with the current egcs64.


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