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Re: testing update today hosed aptitude!

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 10:02:57AM -0400, Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com> was heard to say:
>> 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
>  Which testing mirror are you using?  That version of apt should be in
> testing.
>> Note, selecting apt instead of libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6
>> apt is already the newest version.
>  And it looks like it is.  What happens if you try to install aptitude?

# apt-get install aptitude
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  aptitude: Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6
            Depends: libept0 (>= 0.5.26) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

Attempting install of libept0 fails because it depends on the same
version of apt, and that's already the newest version.


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