BAAAAAD problem with Feisty kernel

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Aug 12 21:05:55 UTC 2007

On 08/12/2007 08:33 AM, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> On Saturday 11 August 2007 15:38:39 NoOp wrote:
>> So, 
>> the *only* way that 'ferm' could appear on your machine is if you
>> installed it.
> Don't be silly. Packages often get installed as dependencies for other 
> packages.
> philsf at peralta:~$ apt-cache rdepends ferm
> ferm
> Reverse Depends:
>   shorewall-lite
>   shorewall
> So, ferm is automatically installed if shorewall is installed, at least in 
> Feisty. If you really wanted to give some categorical answer, you should at 
> least investigate whether or not shorewall depended on it in edgy, and what 
> ferm rdepended on on edgy. 
> Even then, if you were certain it couldn't be installed automatically (which 
> you shouldn't be, because you don't know if the OP has shorewall), you could 
> at least be polite. Being certain of something doesn't make you correct.
> FF

Well... I did check before replying:

And I have shorewall installed & had it installed on Edgy before upgrading.

and for lite:

As Mario pointed out, ferm is listed as a "Conflicts" in shorewall &
shorewall-lite. That is quite different than a "Depends".

But point taken; I'll try to be more specific in the future.

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