Artful: Inkscape depending old libgtkmm & libgdkmm

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Sat Jul 22 09:38:24 UTC 2017

Robie Basak schreef op 22-07-2017 10:56:
> On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:42:45AM +0200, Frans van Berckel wrote:
>> So i think i am gonna reinstall the libgtkmm-2.4-1v5 just to find out
>> what goes wrong. The question is still, how is the Happened?
> Difficult to know. But I've not seen this kind of thing happen except
> through filesystem corruption. dpkg is pretty excessively paranoid 
> about
> writing files to disk, and I don't recall any package manager bug that
> made it think a file is installed when it isn't.
> I think it's more likely this situation is caused by a hardware 
> problem,
> messed up RAID, or use of experimental filesystem stuff, for example.
> Or could you have accidentally deleted the files when doing this as
> root, or letting other third party scripts run as root?

There has been a bug with Ubiquity where if the Grub installation failed 
due to something custom going on, the installer would uninstall several 
packages prior to finishing, while not actually removing the packages 
from the package system. Or rather, several files would be deleted among 
a wide range of packages really. So I have had systems with a phletora 
of packages being broken ;-). But this is probably not it ;-).

Regardless that is what it sounds like.

Problem is that if you mass-reinstall packages they will all be put to 
manual? Anyway, that is too much to ask here. Regards.

> Robie

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