e2fsprogs synaptic problem
Dear Gurus -
on my Debian-Sarge with kernel 2.6.8-2-386, using Synaptic I tried to remove my kdevelop,and got the following message:
"E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs"
OK: I can live with kdevelop not being removed, but then I tried to upgrade imagemagick, as a preliminary to installing perlmagick, and I got the same message. Perlmagick requires the same version of imagemagick, so I'm blocked. The message is sufficiently threatening that I'm afraid to try the APT::Force-LoopBreak.
Is there a way out of this?
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the trouble to even look at this....