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Re: libao0, libao2: conflict, cannot dist-upgrade

Erik Steffl <steffl@bigfoot.com> writes:
ES> there is a problem with libao2 trying to overwrite a library that
ES> libao0 also provides

(Report a bug through the Debian bug-tracking system!  See
http://bugs.debian.org/ for some details.  It'll be far more likely to
reach the maintainer and actually get fixed than just sending mail to
debian-user.  For that matter, see http://bugs.debian.org/libao2
before you start.)

ES> and no matter what I do it doesn't want to finish upgrading (or
ES> install/remove any packages), here's the error message I get when
ES> I do upgrade:
ES> jojda:/home/erik# apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade   
ES> ... snipped normal messages...
ES> Building Dependency Tree... Done
ES> You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these.
ES> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
ES>   vorbis-tools: Depends: libao2 (>= 0.8.0-1) but it is not installed
ES> E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

This is an APT feature; it insists on having consistent and correct
dependencies.  It also leaves you kind of scrod if you have a package
that won't install.  But that's what you get for living on the
bleeding edge; if you're tracking unstable, this sort of problem
shouldn't faze you at all.

(FWIW, I got around this issue by just installing libao0, since I
didn't have anything else that depended on it.  If you have pyao or
mpg321, though, this won't work for you.)

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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