Re: package version numbers
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 09:42:26AM -0500, Rick Pasotto <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> There are several packages that, when I try to upgrade them, aptitude
> tells me that doing so would break many other packages. For these other
> packages aptitude says:
> Depends: libglib1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not installable
What this means is that the solution to your dependencies that
aptitude calculated didn't leave libglib1.2 on your system. Probably
the message should say "it is not going to be installed", not
"it is not installable".
In order to give you a more specific answer I'd need to know what you
were trying to upgrade and ideally see all the output from aptitude.