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Old 11-18-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation Dependecy gaps between udev 0.074 and linux-image 2.6.12


During an upgrade of my machine I have run across a three-way dependency gap between udev 0.074, linux-image 2.6.12 and hotplug 20040329-25.

I performed a dist-upgrade to move up to the latest distro and saw the udev refused to install because it claimed that it needed a hotplug later than 20040329-17. So after manually installing it, I ran apt-get -f install udev to force the udev package to install, only for it to fail with the message:

udev requires a kernel >= 2.6.12, aborting.

Therefore I went and installed linux-image-2.6.12-1-686 and reran udev, only for it to fail again with the message that it needed hotplug! So after reinstalling hotplug and running apt-get -f install udev once more, it once again refuses to install!

Can anyone help me figure out how to simultaneously get udev, hotplug and linux-image all happy so that I can finish the dist-upgrade command (of which there are 100MB of packages spooled in /var, waiting to be installed)?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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udev 0.074 conflicts with hotplug. You can install either one or the other but not both. I'd suggest that you should go for udev and forget about hotplug -- you won't need it.

EDIT: I forgot to say that you should *purge* hotplug (aptitude purge hotplug) before you install udev 0.074.

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 11-18-2005 at 04:07 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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When I run 'aptitude purge hotplug' it wants to purge nearly 263MB worth of packages!

How do I purge _only_ the hotplug package? And what order should I run the remaining apt commands after hotplug is removed?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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When I run 'aptitude purge hotplug' it wants to purge nearly 263MB worth of packages!
Heh, I can see why you don't want to do that.

OK, can you just install the 0.074 version of udev? That should automatically remove hotplug. You can run "apt-get --purge remove hotplug" afterwards. This should remove the config files for hotplug without removing those 263MB worth of packages.
 
  


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