[Pkg-clamav-devel] Bug#586201: clamav-daemon: ClamAV-daemon has unmet dependencies

Pete Donnell debian at kitserve.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 10:16:57 UTC 2010

Package: clamav-daemon
Version: 0.96+dfsg-4~volatile1
Severity: normal

This might be arch-specific, as I haven't experienced the problem on my x86
box. When attempting to perform a dselect-upgrade on a PowerPC box,
clamav-daemon is selected for uninstallation. Here's the output I get after
going ahead with the upgrade and then attempting to reinstall the package

root at localhost:~# apt-get install clamav-daemon
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
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.
  clamav-daemon: Depends: clamav-base (= 0.96+dfsg-4~volatile1) but 0.96.1+dfsg-1~volatile1 is to be 
E: Broken packages

I'm not sure if this was caused by a minor mistake in the package build for
PowerPC, or whether there's a more serious underlying problem. I'm loath to
start tinkering with it on a production box though, and I don't have a spare
PowerPC system available for testing right now.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages clamav-daemon depends on:
ii  clamav-base      0.96.1+dfsg-1~volatile1 anti-virus utility for Unix - base
ii  clamav-freshclam 0.96+dfsg-4~volatile1   anti-virus utility for Unix - viru
ii  libc6            2.7-18lenny4            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libclamav6       0.96+dfsg-4~volatile1   anti-virus utility for Unix - libr
ii  libncurses5      5.7+20081213-1          shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  lsb-base         3.2-20                  Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  ucf              3.0016                  Update Configuration File: preserv
ii  zlib1g           1:       compression library - runtime

clamav-daemon recommends no packages.

Versions of packages clamav-daemon suggests:
pn  clamav-docs                   <none>     (no description available)
pn  daemon                        <none>     (no description available)

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