[Pkg-cmake-team] cmake broken in stretch-backports

Felix Geyer fgeyer at debian.org
Fri Oct 23 09:31:38 BST 2020

Hi Damjan,

On 23.10.20 10:10, Damjan Marion wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> either i’m doing something terribly wrong or cmake is broken in stretch-backports.
> root at debian9:~# echo 'deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list
> root at debian9:~# apt update
> [snip]
> root at debian9:~# apt -t stretch-backports install cmake
> 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:
>   cmake : Depends: libarchive13 (>= 3.3.3) but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Yes, cmake in stretch-backports is broken.
However please note that stretch-backports is not supported anymore.
It's not covered by the LTS.


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