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.
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