Broken Packages & Dependencies

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat May 19 11:16:48 UTC 2007

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 12:39:21PM +0200, Thilo Six wrote:
> Alec Wright wrote the following on 19.05.2007 12:10:
> > Is anyone else having these problems in gutsy:
> > Should I file a bug report?
> Broken dependencies are quite usual in development releases.
> e.g.
> package A gets updated and now has new dependencies (higher versions or even
> new dependencies that have not been there before) on B.
> Now B needs an update, too.
> In the meantime you´ll get a "BROKEN" A.
> Since developers only can work serial on packages these things get usually
> (from my experience) sorted out in a short days.

Note also that the archive is automatically scanned for problems like this,
because they can be detected by analyzing the dependencies.

This can also be caused by packages which are still building, or waiting to
build, on some architectures, and other normal processes.

 - mdz

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