[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
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