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Re: "apt-get dist-upgrade" wants to trash my system

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:24:35AM -0600, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
> "apt-get dist-upgrade" wants to remove a bunch of packages, many of
> them critical.  See below.  How do I figure what is causing this?
> TIA,
>   Jeffrey
> # apt-get -u dist-upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Calculating Upgrade... Done
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   adduser amanda-client amanda-common amavisd-new apache apt-file
>   base-config bind9 binutils bsdmainutils clamav clamav-base
>   clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam console-common console-data
>   console-tools courier-authdaemon courier-base courier-imap
>   courier-imap-ssl courier-maildrop courier-ssl cvs debconf debconf-utils
>   debhelper devscripts dpkg-dev emacs20 emacsen-common fetchmail
>   fetchmail-common g++ g++-2.95 gcc gcc-2.95 hotplug iptables
>   kernel-package kernel-source-2.4.18 less libconvert-tnef-perl
>   libhtml-tree-perl libmailtools-perl libmime-perl libnet-perl
>   libnet-ph-perl libnet-snpp-perl libpaperg libstdc++2.10-dev liburi-perl
>   libwww-perl lm-sensors lm-sensors-source logrotate mailgraph mailx
>   man-db mrtg mrtg-contrib mrtg-ping-probe mutt netbase portsentry
>   postfix postfix-tls psfontmgr samba-common screen smbclient
>   spamassassin squirrelmail ssh x-ttcidfont-conf xbase-clients xemacs21
>   xemacs21-bin xemacs21-mule xemacs21-support xlibmesa3 xserver-common
>   xserver-xfree86 
> The following packages have been kept back
>   initscripts libdb4.1 libsasl2 

Perhaps the packages it wants to remove have been compiled against one
of the libraries that are being kept back.  Try:

  apt-get install initscripts libdb4.1 libsasl2

and then

  apt-get dist-upgrade

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