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Braindead package management -- was Re: Use of dpkg --set-selections is brain-dead?

T wrote:

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:57:10 -0400, Michael S. Peek wrote:

...  If I specify: lpr- and cupsys-bsd+ (which conflicts w/ lpr),
then apt-get chokes on cupsys-bsd, saying that it can't proceed because it
conflicts w/ lpr (duh, that's what the lpr- on the command line was for).

It should work. That's the trick I used to play. Now I'm thinking that
your whole package management system is in some kind of weird stage now...
Nope, still just as dumb:

[update-tiem]: Command: aptitude -y -o Aptitude::Log=log-20060901-120519.txt install kernel-image-2.6-686-smp+
^MReading Package Lists... 0%^M^MReading Package Lists... 100%^M^MReading Package
Lists... Done^M
^MBuilding Dependency Tree... 0%^M^MBuilding Dependency Tree... 0%^M^MBuilding De pendency Tree... 50%^M^MBuilding Dependency Tree... 50%^M^MBuilding Dependency Tr
ee       ^M
^MReading extended state information... 0%^M^MReading extended state information.
.. 0%^M^MReading extended state information      ^M
^MInitializing package states... 0% ^M^MInitializing package states... Done^M ^MReading task descriptions... 0% ^M^MReading task descriptions... 2%^M^MReadi
ng task descriptions... Done^M
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies, some packages cannot be installed
E: Unable to resolve some dependencies!
Some packages had unmet dependencies.  This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 tiem-cups-cfg: PreDepends: cupsys-bsd but it is not installable
ERROR: update-tiem returned non-zero exit code

Anyone have any ideas why this doesn't work? Maybe I'll try reinstalling from scratch, just in case my pacakge db has gone all funky.

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