aptitude and package removal

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 19:39:28 UTC 2009

Muzer wrote:
> Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>> so today, i ran aptitude full-upgrade, i saw on top that it was going to
>> remove grub-doc.
>> i wanted to see why the package is going to be removed, so i typed
>> beside the (y/n/?) question "i grub-doc", and the answer was:
>> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] i grub-doc
>> Package: grub-doc
>> New: yes
>> State: installed; will be removed because nothing depends on it
>> Automatically installed: no
>> Version: 0.97-29ubuntu58
>> Priority: optional
>> Section: doc
>> as you can see, it was manually installed, i like to have the doc
>> packages for quick references since internet is not always available or
>> too slow to look up for help. it's going to be removed because nothing
>> depends on it. but... there are tons of other packages that nothing
>> depends on them :S
>> according to my understanding, a package is usually removed when nothing
>> depends on it, and was automatically installed as a dependency of
>> another package. if the other package is removed, it gets removed as well.
>> but this... it was *manually* installed. why is it flagged for removal?
> Maybe an updated package depends on a package that conflicts with and
> replaces it?
thanks for the hint, indeed.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] +grub-doc
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  grub-common: Conflicts: grub-doc (< 0.97-32) but 0.97-29ubuntu58 is
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Remove the following packages:

Score is 119

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]

now... where IS version 0.97-32? i guess i'll wait a couple more days,
hopefully, there will be no missing packages.
thanks for your help
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
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