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Old 11-23-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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dependency problem


hello !
i'm trying to upgrade my debian unstable installation, but i have this problem:
it tries to upgrade arts, but the new arts version requires libarts1c2a and i have installed libarts1c2.
so it wants to remove many packages, which i don't.
how can i remove libarts1c2 and install libarts1c2a without any dependency problem ?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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If you use dpkg to do the job, you shoud be able to use --ignore-depends arts

You can also force things to not upgrade in your /etc/apt.conf.

Note, though, that things may not work as before. Alternatively, if you think that apt-get or dpkg are making a mistake, notify the developers!

Finally, you can use --no-remove with apt-get to prevent problems when setting up apt-get update && apt-get upgrade as a cronjob.

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Old 11-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #3
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I have the same problem.

The provious answer seems to imply that upgrading could be risky so I'm going to wait and see if the problem gets resolved.

Incidentally I have been getting a lot of sound server crashes and suspect that all is not well with arts in its current form.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by davcefai
The provious answer seems to imply that upgrading could be risky so I'm going to wait and see if the problem gets resolved.
Yes, upgrading while forcing dependencies can cause compatibility problems. You are overriding a mechanism (dependency checking) that is designed to prevent these problems, so what do you expect?

By the number of complaints I have read from Debian Unstable users about apt wanting to remove many packages, I take it that the current version of apt that is in use in unstable has a serious bug.

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