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Re: howto find out why dist-upgrade wants to remove a package?

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:36:15AM +0300, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> was heard to say:
> On Sun,13.Jul.08, 16:27:53, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> > How do I find out why he wants to remove a package?
> Try asking aptitude:
> $ aptitude why <package>

  That's unlikely to help, unless they were removed because they looked
unused.  Did the dist-upgrade print anything about broken dependencies?
You could try running "aptitude -s dist-upgrade" and see what it says
and why (type "o" at the resolver prompt, if there is one, and it should
say why it wants to remove stuff, if it does).


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