[Openstack-devel] Bug#704757: Bug#704757: novnc 04.+dfsg+1-6 conflicts with websockify 0.3.0-1

Thomas Goirand thomas at goirand.fr
Fri Apr 5 18:20:58 UTC 2013

On 04/05/2013 10:45 PM, Mitch Halmu wrote:
> Package: novnc
> Version: 0.4+dfsg+1-6
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> novnc 04.+dfsg+1-6 conflicts with websockify 0.3.0-1
> # apt-get install novnc
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   novnc
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0 B/155 kB of archives.
> After this operation, 446 kB of additional disk space will be used.
> (Reading database ... 282765 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking novnc (from .../novnc_1%3a0.4+dfsg+1-6_amd64.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/novnc_1%3a0.4+dfsg+1-6_amd64.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/rebind', which is also in package websockify 0.3.0-1
> dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/novnc_1%3a0.4+dfsg+1-6_amd64.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> # ls -l /usr/bin/rebind
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 424 Jan 15 12:49 /usr/bin/rebind
> # dpkg -l|egrep 'websockify|python-nova'
> ii  python-nova                           2013.1-1                           all          OpenStack Compute - libraries
> ii  python-novaclient                     2:2.12.0-1                         all          client library for OpenStack Compute API
> ii  websockify                            0.3.0-1                            amd64        WebSockets support for any application/server
> websockify is a dependency for python-nova. Packages retrieved from the
> gplhost.com grizzly repo. Trying to install OpenStack Grizzly with .deb
> packages on Debian 3.8 experimental, following the DevStack model.
> More information on http://debian.netside.net/xps13_openstack.html
> Cheers,
> Mitch Halmu


While I really do appreciate the bug report, please note that websockify
is *not* in Debian yet (it is in the FTP master NEW queue). Grizzly
either (yet).

For this reason, I cannot update the novnc package in Debian, because
that would simply break it. Though I am right away fixing it in GPLHost
repository, so that will fix your problem.

For any package which isn't in Debian yet and only on my Debian
repository, best is to send a simple mail to the PKG Openstack at:
openstack-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org

rather than in the Debian BTS.

As for your howto, I think it is really great that someone finally works
on Devstack for Debian. Though you normally shouldn't need anything from
Debian experimental or SID, since there is a wheezy backport repository
at GPLHost:

deb http://ftp.gplhost.com/debian grizzly-backports main

Note that the wheezy-backports is for Openstack Folsom, not for Grizzly.

It is also quite bad to mix both wheezy and SID in your sources.list. I
would advise you to not do that.

Thanks again for your bug report, and if you need me, I'm on
#debian-openstack on OFTC as "zigo" (and on Freenode as zigo_). It might
be faster to communicate that way.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

P.S: I'll be closing the bug, since that doesn't link to any package
available in Debian (yet).

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