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Re: testing update today hosed aptitude!

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2009-05-06 16:40 +0200, Daniel Burrows 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.
> 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.

Tried that, but after downgrading, 'apt-get install aptitude' returns:

# apt-get install aptitude
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  apt-utils: Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.9-6-4.6
  aptitude: Depends: libept0 (>= 0.5.26) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or
specify a solution).

In other words, apt-utils needs the apt version supplied by the latest
apt package!  (I'm on an amd64 system, which may be the difference.)
And 'apt-get -f install' just wants to re-upgrade the apt package I
just downgraded.


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