[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#808925: apt: broken dependency resolution with fonts-roboto

Julian Andres Klode jak at debian.org
Thu Dec 24 13:43:16 UTC 2015

Control: clone -1 -2
Control: reassign -2 fonts-roboto

On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 01:32:47PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Package: apt
> Version: 1.1.5
> Severity: normal
> # apt-get install --purge fonts-roboto
> 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:
>  fonts-roboto : Depends: fonts-roboto-hinted but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> The error is incorrect because fonts-roboto-hinted can be installed:

Well, the package is a bit broken. It depends on fonts-roboto-hinted
and recommends fonts-roboto-unhinted, which conflicts with fonts-roboto-hinted
(and thus fonts-roboto).

The package needs to be fixed to drop the recommends and change
the dependency to fonts-roboto-hinted | fonts-roboto-unhinted.

It does not make sense for APT to install a package where one recommends
conflicts with itself, not sure if we could handle that better, so I'll
clone the bug instead of a direct reassignment.

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

When replying, only quote what is necessary, and write each reply
directly below the part(s) it pertains to (`inline'). Thank you.

More information about the Pkg-fonts-devel mailing list