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Re: testing update today hosed aptitude!

On 2009-05-06 19:30 +0200, Frank McCormick wrote:

> On Wed, 06 May 2009 16:56:23 +0200
> Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Alas, there has been an upload of apt to testing-security which
>> broke things, because that version of apt provides
>> libapt-pkg-libc6.9-6-4.6 instead.  I've informed the testing
>> security team about the situation, CC'ing bug #448249 which is
>> responsible for this.
>> Everyone suffering from this bug should downgrade apt to
>> or, even better, from stable-security.  Then
>> aptitude, synaptic and other reverse dependencies of
>> libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6 can be reinstalled.
>   I did as you suggested which fixed somethings....but now aptitude
> wants to remove a bunch of packages !
> aptitude is already the newest version.
> The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
> required: sg3-utils bluez-gnome python-gst0.10 libmtp8
> python-gnome2-extras evolution-exchange gnome-themes-more rhythmbox
> system-config-printer update-notifier-common libsgutils1 libgpod4
> python-gtkspell python-gtkmozembed python-gtkhtml2
> gnome-themes-extras gtk2-engines-smooth python-eggtrayicon
> python-sexy python-xdg gnome-spell python-gnupginterface
> libgtkhtml2-0 libgpod-common python-gdbm python-4suite-xml
> transmission-common libgdl-1-0 serpentine libopenobex1
> transmission-gtk libgdl-1-common gnome-vfs-obexftp Use 'apt-get
> autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to
> remove and 3 not upgraded.

Some of these seem to be dependencies of update-notifier, which you
apparently have not reinstalled.  Look in /var/log/{aptitude,dpkg}.log
which packages were removed by the miscarried dist-upgrade.


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