Re: howto find out why dist-upgrade wants to remove a package?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: howto find out why dist-upgrade wants to remove a package?
- From: Daniel Burrows <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:22:38 -0700
- Message-id: <20080714022238.GA16859@alpaca>
- In-reply-to: <20080713213615.GE10272@think.homelan>
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20080713213615.GE10272@think.homelan>
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:36:15AM +0300, Andrei Popescu <email@example.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).