[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#325142: alsa-utils conflicts with current udev from testing

Harri Haataja harriha at mail.student.oulu.fi
Fri Aug 26 11:37:42 UTC 2005

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.9a-3
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

I saw this a while ago, and on one machine spun it around for a while.

blades at remiel% sudo nice apt-get dist-upgrade -s
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Remv alsa-utils (1.0.9a-4 Debian:testing) [alsa-base ]
Inst alsa-base [1.0.9b-2] (1.0.9b-4 Debian:testing)
Conf alsa-base (1.0.9b-4 Debian:testing)
blades at remiel% sudo nice apt-get install alsa-utils udev
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
udev is already the newest version.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  alsa-utils: Conflicts: udev (< 0.060) but 0.056-3 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
blades at remiel% apt-cache policy alsa-utils udev 
  Installed: 1.0.9a-3
  Candidate: 1.0.9a-4
  Version Table:
     1.0.9a-4 0
        500 http://uriel testing/main Packages
 *** 1.0.9a-3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: 0.056-3
  Candidate: 0.056-3
  Version Table:
 *** 0.056-3 0
        500 http://uriel testing/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
me at elsewhere% nice apt-cache policy udev  
  Installed: 0.056-3
  Candidate: 0.056-3
  Version Table:
     0.068-2 0
        400 http://ftp.fi.debian.org unstable/main Packages
 *** 0.056-3 0
        900 http://ftp.fi.debian.org stable/main Packages
        990 http://ftp.fi.debian.org testing/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

(uriel has apt-cacher, thence the url)
The version in unstable appears to depend on a more recent kernel. So, it seems
to me, alsa-utils in uninstallable and if you happened to lose the old version
while upgrading alsa-base, you can't neatly get it back except by hunting for
it from the pool. (I couldn't find it, actually.)

So you'll end up with a host without alsa-mixer, alsaconf, alsactl etc. It
seems this has been so for a good while now.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages alsa-utils depends on:
ii  dialog                    1.0-20050306-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  libasound2                1.0.9-3        ALSA library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-22   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncurses5               5.4-9          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  linux-sound-base          1.0.9b-4       base package for ALSA and OSS soun
ii  module-init-tools         3.2-pre1-2     tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  modutils                  2.4.26-1.2     Linux module utilities
ii  pciutils                  1:2.1.11-15    Linux PCI Utilities
ii  whiptail                  0.51.6-26      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

alsa-utils recommends no packages.

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