Bug#591882: apt: fails to upgrade some packages properly
On 23/08/10 at 19:37 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> (some comments i thought i had already sent… sorry)
> 2010/8/7 Julian Andres Klode <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Textlive (5/11):
> > * dvi2ps
> > * itrans-fonts
> > * latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab
> > * tex4ht-common
> > * tex4ht
> > For texlive cases:
> > I. textlive-common Conflicts texlive-base-bin; causes
> > textlive-base-bin to be removed
> > II. texlive-common is not needed anymore and can be removed.
> I think you mean in II. texlive-base-bin as it is not available in testing.
> All listed packages still depend on this package non the less,
> so they are non-installable in unstable/testing, right?
> (most or-depend on tetex-bin, which is gone too).
> > Others (3/11):
> > * conkeror (xulrunner-1.9 stuff)
> Fixed by the FixByInstall commit. We will see if it will work out in real
> world or comes back and hit us horrible hard into our a… ;)
> > * libgpevtype-dev
> Depends on libmimedir-gnome-dev which was provided by
> libmimedir-gnome0-dev before but this package is now dropped.
> Instead libmimedir-gnome-dev is now a real package which is
> noticed "too late" by APT. Could be easily worked around by
> introducing a dummy package libmimedir-gnome0-dev dropping
> the provides. Fixing it in APT looks a bit harder to me as i guess
> it would require to answer the question if a virtual or a real package
> is preferable in general…
> > * python-migrate (python-codespeak-lib becomes virtual in squeeze)
> … which seems to be the same culprit as above in reverse.
> In my reduced testcase is python-migrate btw scheduled for upgrade,
> but python-central python-codespeak-lib python2.5 python2.5-minimal
> are removed…
> btw Lucas, is your script available somewhere?
But as you will see it is quite hackish.