[Aptitude-devel] Bug#668515: aptitude resolver is nuts

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 02:49:16 UTC 2012

On 12 April 2012 20:29, Michal Suchanek <michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.6-1
> Severity: important
> Hello,
> I tried aptitude update ; aptitude safe-upgrade
> aptitude said no solution exists and --full-resolver might help.
> --full-resolver offers to remove tons of paskages.
> Of course, the solution is to upgrade everything except
>  * aptitude and libapt-pkg-perl build locally against current apt
>  * X11 drivers built locally against current X server
>  * libxml2(-dev) libxslt and libuuid which are broken in Debian

If you skip through the available solutions is this eventually in the
list?  Hinting the resolver may get you there faster.

> The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
>      Remove the following packages:
[wants to remove most (all?) foreign-arch (i386) packages and some
entangled native-arch]

The current resolver does not handle multi-arch at all.  I'd say that
is the cause of the problem given that it is trying to remove most of
the foreign-arch packages.

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