[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: aptitude keeps trying to replace my vim-gtk and ftpd

At Wed, 03 Nov 2004 15:22:13 -0700,
Justin Guerin wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 November 2004 01:02, Micha Feigin wrote:
> > For some reason aptitude constently (every apgrade) tried to replace my
> > vim-gtk with vim-tcl and ftpd with pure-ftpd, any ideas why?
> >
> > I don't have any pinning setup.
> I would guess that you have some packages installed that recommend or 
> suggest vim-tcl or pure-ftpd, and there's possibly an aptitude setting that 
> asks aptitude to install suggested or recommended packages.  Since vim-tcl 
> replaces vim-gtk, aptitude would want to install vim-tcl and remove 
> vim-gtk.  However, if vim-gtk was not installed automatically, then it 
> shouldn't be trying to do this.  One reason it might try, however, is 
> because vim-tcl provides something that vim-gtk doesn't.  If the version of 
> both that aptitude is dealing with don't both provide gvim, then there's a 
> package bug in there somewhere.
> If you want to track this down, look at the reverse depends on vim-tcl, 
> until you come to a package you installed.  Perhaps it is the culprit.

Did that, nothing depends on vim-tcl.

I am trying to look a bit further into this and I am getting a very strange
behaviour. Each time I press g (upgrade/download/install) there is a different
set of packages it wants to install that has nothing to do with anything I
selected. This is just on the one system. My other computer is fine.

There seems to be simething really fucked up with my aptitude installation for
some reason. I installed it using dpkg --set-selections and then dselect, and
from then curses interface I chose install. That seemed to have completely
messed things up for aptitude.

> Justin Guerin
> -- 
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org 
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
>  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  This Mail Was Scanned By Mail-seCure System
>  at the Tel-Aviv University CC.

Reply to: