[Aptitude-devel] Bug#820493: aptitude: does not install package from Build-Depends

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 09:23:39 UTC 2016


2016-04-09 09:53 Dmitry Smirnov:
>On Saturday, 9 April 2016 9:44:23 AM AEST Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
>> Please provide more information, like an error or the messages that it
>> prints.
>There is no error message. I already provided everything I know about this
>problem so I have nothing to add... Dependency is just not installed silently
>so later package FTBFS when required package from Build-Depends can not be
>found. I had to use alternative "pbuilder-satisfydepends-classic" as


>I'm pretty sure problem was introduced in 0.7.6-1 or later as everything were
>working fine in January 2016.

With thousands of people using pbuilder in unstable continously (I among
them), if this was a _general_ problem created with 0.7.6-1 (uploaded
almost 1.5+ months ago) I'm quite sure that we would have more reports
by now.

It's more likely that this is because:

  (PTS for civicrm)

  This package is part of the ongoing testing transition known as
  php7.0. Please avoid uploads unrelated to this transition, they would
  likely delay it and require supplementary work from the release
  managers. On the other hand, if your package has problems preventing
  it to migrate to testing, please fix them as soon as possible. You can
  probably find supplementary information in the debian-release archives
  or in the corresponding release.debian.org bug.

Since /usr/lib/pbuilder/pbuilder-satisfydepends (pointing to
pbuilder-satisfydepends-aptitude by default) uses things like:

  -y \
  --without-recommends -o APT::Install-Recommends=false \

it's more likely that the build-dep installation was suppresed after
resolving conflicts due to the transition and the implicit "-y", or
something similar to that effect.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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