problems with 10.04 upgrade to 12.04
dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 6 16:19:57 UTC 2012
Dave Howorth wrote:
> Marius Gedminas wrote:
>> It's a bit hard to keep track of this thread. AFAIU at the moment
>> you've solved the lxdm problem, but the suggested workarounds for the
>> 'python-minimal preconfiguration failed' do not work.
> That's my understanding too.
>> *scratches head*
>> *grasps straws*
I've already said that I don't understand apt and dpkg much but I'm
confused by why apt and dpkg show different things:
# apt-cache search 'python.*minimal'
python-minimal - minimal subset of the Python language (default version)
python3-minimal - minimal subset of the Python language (default
python2.7-minimal - Minimal subset of the Python language (version 2.7)
python3.2-minimal - Minimal subset of the Python language (version 3.2)
python2.6-minimal - A minimal subset of the Python language (version 2.6)
# dpkg -l \* | grep minimal
ii libklibc 1.5.17-4ubuntu1
minimal libc subset for use with initramfs
ii lxmusic 0.4.2-2
The minimalist music player for LXDE
ii perl-base 5.10.1-8ubuntu2.1
minimal Perl system
ii python-minimal 2.6.5-0ubuntu1
A minimal subset of the Python language (default version)
ii python2.6-minimal 2.6.5-1ubuntu6
A minimal subset of the Python language (version 2.6)
ii ubuntu-minimal 1.197
Minimal core of Ubuntu
Why does dpkg not know about the new versions?
And what decides what should be installed?
i.e. why does apt-get say:
python-minimal: Depends: python2.7-minimal (>= 2.7.3) but it is not
going to be installed
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