[Aptitude-devel] Bug#598485: Bug#598485: aptitude suggests to remove unrelated packages to resolve dependencies

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Wed Oct 31 14:13:45 UTC 2012


Axel Beckert wrote:
> Version: 0.6.6-1ubuntu1
> [...] we'll try to reproduce the issue with a more recent
> version and with one from Debian, e.g. from Wheezy.

So far I couldn't reproduce this on Wheezy (aptitude with a
minimal setup: debootstrap (actually xen-tools' xen-create-image),
turning off install Recommends automatically, then "aptitude install
plasma-netbook kde-plasma-netbook kde-plasma-desktop".

The result was sane and what I would have had expected on our precise

# aptitude remove plasma-netbook 
The following packages will be REMOVED:  
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 996 kB will be freed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kde-plasma-netbook : Depends: plasma-netbook (>= 4:4.8.4) but it is
 not going to be installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Remove the following packages:
1)     kde-plasma-netbook          

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]

I though suspect that there still may be relevant differences between
a full-blown workstation setup and a minimal installation with just
three metapackages and their dependencies being installed.

So the problem is either fixed, non-trivial or both. I suspect it's at
least non-trivial, but have no idea about the "fixed" part. :-)

		Regards, Axel
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