dselect failed on perl ??!!
Frist of all, A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
I have some problems trying to update my Debian system using dselect.
It failed on perl, giving the following message :
dpkg: cannot see how to satisfy pre-dependency:
perl pre-depends on libdl1
dpkg: cannot satisfy pre-dependencies for perl (wanted due to perl)
The above can also be reproduced by the following dpkg command :
dpkg --predep-package --no-act
You may say I've missed some vital packages out, something called
ldso, but I think I have it. Below is, I believe, bit of the
'available' in '/var/lib/dpkg'.
Maintainer: David Engel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <email@example.com>
Replaces: io, perl-base
Pre-Depends: libc5 (>= 5.4.7-7), libdb1, libdl1, libgdbm1
I must have missed something out? But what ?? I would be grateful if
someone can give me some hints.
By the way, dselect's scan option (for such time when one doesn't have
the various Packages.gz files) does not work ! I think the 'available'
file this option generates does not have the line
in individual package's description block and subsequently causes
'dpkg --predep-packages' to fail. I am sorry, I can't remember the
exact error messages and I am not sitting in front of my Debian
machine. I think it failed inside a perl script in 'archives.c' or is
it 'enquiry.c' ??
Does this consitute a Bug??
Thanks a lot
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