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Re: upgrade stable to testing or upgrading testing - very bad situation of the repository!

Am Sonntag, 6. September 2015, 19:45:30 schrieb Joe:

> I suspect it will be more than a few days. Unstable has been disrupted
> for weeks, and aptitude full-upgrade still shrugs and says 'I can't do
> it, do you want to have a try?' There are more than 150 packages stuck
> at the moment, on a system with just over 4000 installed.
> Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to pull about seventy packages, but some are
> libraries which will be replaced by new versions. Gimp and
> gnome-mplayer are in the list, which I'm not willing to give up yet. If
> I get bored, I might mess around with synaptic to see if I can upgrade
> a few, but clearly there is still significant trouble.
> OK, I've got it down to 120 packages stuck, almost all KDE and
> libreoffice, but with another small logjam around aptitude and
> synaptic. I did hit a small jackpot, upgrading one minor package which
> brought more than a dozen other packages with it, packages which
> themselves wouldn't upgrade without a lot of grief. I have in the past
> fixed logjams of twenty or thirty packages simply by doing the upgrades
> in the correct order, a level of complexity beyond aptitude, but this
> lot isn't going to go so easily. Things are improving, about a week ago
> there were more than two hundred stuck, and as you say, all the
> compiler-related stuff has cleared.

Thank you Joe, 

that makes things clearer. I almost thought, I was the only one with all the 
trouble. But now I see: It is really broken.

Thank you for your details, really!



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