Re: Braindead package management -- was Re: Use of dpkg --set-selections is brain-dead?
Michael S. Peek wrote:
Nope, still just as dumb. I reinstalled from scratch, and aptitude
still couldn't understand that it was supposed to purge lpr before
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
conflicts w/ lpr (duh, that's what the lpr- on the command line was
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
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...
^MBuilding Dependency Tree... 0%^M^MBuilding Dependency Tree...
pendency Tree... 50%^M^MBuilding Dependency Tree... 50%^M^MBuilding
^MReading extended state information... 0%^M^MReading extended state
.. 0%^M^MReading extended state information ^M
^MInitializing package states... 0% ^M^MInitializing package states...
^MReading task descriptions... 0% ^M^MReading task descriptions...
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.
The interesting thing is that if I run aptitude or apt-get from the
command line and only tell it to remove lpr and install cupsys-bsd, as
opposed to listing all the package management changes that I want, it works:
# aptitude install lpr_ cupsys-bsd+
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done
The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
The following packages have been kept back:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
cupsys-bsd cupsys-client libcupsys2-gnutls10
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 234kB of archives. After unpacking 233kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
Maybe the guys on the development list would understand this...?