trouble with python-minimal upgrade
danielhollocher at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 02:55:00 UTC 2012
Sorry to ask for support on this list, but I just tried to upgrade to
oneiric, and my computer is in a sorry state. python-minimal has a
dependency loop problem, and dpkg is complaining more loudly than I'm
Basically, all the various upgrade commands I have tried result in this:
> E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package python-minimal due to a Conflicts/Pre-> Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
> E: Internal Error, Could not early remove python-minimal
Actually, as I type this email, I made some progress:
sudo dpkg --remove --force-all python-minimal
sudo apt-get install -f
update-manager > partial upgrade.
Anyway, I got a bit nervous there, since I wasn't sure how much apt
and dpkg depended on python to do their work (ie, removing python
might remove my ability to manipulate packages). No harm no foul at
Since I wrote this email, I'm sending it. For those interested
parties, instead of a bug report, treat this like a transient
notification just like you get in the upper right.
"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear,
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