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Re: sarge->etch upgrade hits dependency hell

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 05:05:05PM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 03:30:47PM -0500, Sarunas Burdulis wrote:
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> > Sound like what I have seen "as usual" while doing dist upgrades (Debian
> > and Ubuntu). Several apt-get {update|upgrade|dist-upgrade|-f install}
> > cycles often are needed. Some packages almost always get "stuck", i.e.
> > cannot be upgraded or prevent other packages to be upgraded. For those I
> > do apt-get remove and then install.
> The hard part is to identify the key packages that are blocking all the 
> rest.

It seems to me that there must be a better way of organising all this.
Has anyone done any kind of mathematical analysis of package 
repository management?

-- hendrik

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