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

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Fri Dec 25 16:28:06 UTC 2015

Julian Andres Klode <jak at debian.org> writes:

>> 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.

Right, there is already a bug¹. The fix is also ready, but uploading is
getting rejected repeatedly by ftpmaster due to some checksum mismatch
which we don't know how to fix :(.

¹ https://bugs.debian.org/808298

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