[Pkg-exim4-users] Installation problem

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Fri Mar 31 17:42:47 UTC 2006

On 2006-03-31 drz at speakeasy.net wrote:
> I am a linux newbie and installling debian for the first time.  I am trying to install exim4, but get this error message:

> E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
> E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs

> I do not know how to activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option and do not know whether I should do it given the statement: "This is often bad"

> Any help will be appreciated.

Sounds like you are trying to install sarge's exim4 on a woody system
or something like that. This kind of errors usually only happens on
distribution upgrades.

Try aptitude and/or make a proper dist-upgrade first.
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