Re: Re: apt-get dist-upgrade removes random packages.
Achim Bode wrote:
I dist-upgrade from etch to unstable. I change my sources.list,
performed a apt-get upgrade and be informed that some package will
be removed. gallery2 concerns me in particular since it not
obsolete in testing. Is something wrong with my database or do I
See my earlier query and the answer from Daniel Burrows: try running
aptitude -s dist-upgrade
and that will tell you much more about the reasons that removal is
But how to avoid it is another question ;-)
thanks for this suggestion. I figured out that installing php5-mysql in
etch solved the problem. gallery2 depends on php5-mysql or php4-mysql or
some postgres drivers in etch, but php4-mysql is not available in
testing. I can see that is difficult for dist-upgrade to make a decision
for the mysql driver in gallery2 probably without knowing that php4 is
deprecated in favor of php5. So fare I did not do the dist-upgrade, but
I do not see that php4-mysql will be removed from my system.
Do you think I should file a bug, and if where?