[Aptitude-devel] Bug#667753: aptitude fails to remove multiarch package when config files for package of foreign arch remain

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Fri Apr 6 14:23:34 UTC 2012

reassign 667753 apt
forcemerge 665727 667753

On 2012-04-06 16:06 +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:

> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.6-1
> Severity: important
> Hello,
> I am trying to replace libgd2-noxpm with libgd2-xpm (because newer
> version of a package is build with xpm, older without).
> The problem is that aptitude passes dpkg only packge name, not arch
> qualifier when removing the package. As config files for the foreign
> arch remain dpkg still knows about it and would not remove the native
> package without qualifier.
> dpkg: error: --purge needs a valid package name but 'libgd2-noxpm' is not: ambiguous package name 'libgd2-noxpm' with more than one installed instance

I think this is a bug in apt, previously reported as #665727.


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