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Re: testing update today hosed aptitude!

Patrick Wiseman wrote :
> I did my daily testing update this morning, and aptitude has
> disappeared.  Attempts to apt-get install aptitude are so far
> unsuccessful, because of unmet dependencies.  Attempts to install
> those missing dependencies also fail, in particular the following:
> # apt-get install libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Note, selecting apt instead of libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6
> apt is already the newest version.
> The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
>   texlive-common update-notifier-common preview-latex-style texlive lmodern
>   texpower-manual texlive-pstricks texlive-base-bin texpower
>   texlive-extra-utils texlive-latex-base texlive-fonts-recommended
>   texlive-humanities-doc texlive-generic-recommended texlive-latex-recommended
>   texlive-latex-recommended-doc dvipdfmx latex-beamer prosper tipa
>   texlive-latex-base-doc latex-xcolor python-vte texlive-fonts-recommended-doc
>   pgf texlive-humanities texlive-base ps2eps texlive-doc-base
>   texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-extra-doc texlive-pictures
>   texlive-base-bin-doc texlive-math-extra texlive-pictures-doc
>   texlive-pstricks-doc texlive-generic-extra tex-common lacheck
> Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Note that in the middle of all that texlive stuff is
> update-notifier-common, which I would think is critical to system
> updates.  Should I do as suggested, and autoremove all this stuff?
> And against what package should I file a bug?
> Patrick

Hi, I went through this yesterday, I had "aptitude-gtk" installed for
testing purpose, but it went "boom" with dependency problems so I
removed it during the upgrade. After that, also aptitude was marked
installed, it wasn't available, even not to the "which" or "whereis"
I removed aptitude with apt-get, installed it again from testing, and
now it works fine again.


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