Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 6 00:21:58 UTC 2013
On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:10:55AM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> >apt should never do that, and that would be a major bug that we should fix.
> >Do you have a bug reference for this behavior in apt (preferably with a
> >reproducer case)?
> This reminded me of this older bug from Karmic-Lucid era, which I'm
> not sure ever got fixed since we just worked around it in
Ok. Does that mean there's no bug filed for the case of apt looking at
recommends on the wrong version of the package?
> In this case apt is looking at a stale cache package rather than the
> to-be-installed package.
That's not an accurate characterization of what's happening here. The error
message shown in the log is from dpkg, not from apt:
Selecting previously deselected package wine1.2.
dpkg: regarding .../wine1.2_1.1.42-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb containing wine1.2:
wine1.2 conflicts with wine (<< 1.2)
wine (version 1.1.42-0ubuntu4) is present and unpacked but not configured.
So in fact, it's dpkg that's detecting phantom conflicts with
previously-installed versions of packages that have since been removed.
I've updated the bug report accordingly.
I suspect that bug has since been fixed, as I haven't heard anything about
this kind of failure recently.
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