[Aptitude-devel] Bug#879965: Bug#879965: aptitude: build-dep fails with vague (& probably bogus) error
abe at debian.org
Fri Oct 27 18:36:21 UTC 2017
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thanks for the bug report!
Nomen Nescio wrote:
> Running "aptitude --log-level=debug build-dep mutt" produces:
> Unable to satisfy the build-depends: Build-Depends: libgpgme11-dev
> Unable to apply some actions, aborting
On a first glance, this looks to me like a duplicate of #509100
Can you please verify that your issue only shows up if there are
virtual packages listed in the build-dependencies (or their
dependencies), i.e. if aptitude always and only argues about virtual
> 2) The libgpgme11-dev package is already installed. So aptitude
> should not even be attempting to install it in the first place.
JFTR: libgpgme11-dev is a virtual package, provided by libgpgme-dev —
in Debian Stretch as well as in Debian Unstable. Another common thing
> 4) "Unable to apply some actions" is too vague. What actions?
Installation, Removal, Reinstallation, Configuration, etc. Do you know
any better term to describe any action on packages?
> It's also important to point out that apt-get has no problem. That
> is, running "apt-get build-dep mutt" shows:
Also common with #509100.
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