Re: aptitude keeps trying to replace my vim-gtk and ftpd
At Thu, 04 Nov 2004 06:40:08 +0200,
Micha Feigin wrote:
> 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.
just did an apt-get dselect-upgrade and that fixed things. I guess that dselect
messed things up for aptitude somehow in a way that only apt-get knew how to
> > Justin Guerin
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