Consistency checks of the package repository
william.grant at ubuntu.com.au
Sun Nov 19 07:24:33 GMT 2006
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Ed Schofield wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering if there's any systematic checking done of the consistency
> of the Ubuntu package repositories -- whether packages' Depends and
> Build-Depends are actually satisfiable. It seems not, since I've
> encountered two instances in Edgy of uninstallable or unbuildable
> packages (#62699 and #72344).
Debian has similar unmet dependencies, and there are a lot of cases
where we can't do anything about them. Bug #72344 is actually an apt
bug, as I've noted there. The dependencies are correct, but apt is
failing to parse them properly.
> It seems that some automated tools could help with this. Are there some
> from Debian we could use? If nothing suitable exists, I'd be happy to
> volunteer to hack up some scripts. Would this be useful?
> -- Ed
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