Bug#348148: gksu: depend on non existing package

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Jan 15 11:21:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 12:05:27PM +0100, Martin Lohmeier wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 11:17:22AM +0100, Martin Lohmeier wrote:

> >>Package: gksu
> >>Version: 1.3.6-1
> >>Severity: grave
> >>Justification: renders package unusable

> >>gksu depend on gconf2 which has been replaced by gconf2-common.

> > How is this grave?  There is still a gconf2 binary package in unstable, with
> > the same version number as gconf2-common.  I don't believe the package in
> > question has been replaced.

> For some reasons the package is not installable here:

> client:/home/blackm# apt-get install gconf2
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Package gconf2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> However the following packages replace it:
>   libgconf2-dev gconf2-common
> E: Package gconf2 has no installation candidate

Very strange.  What does 'apt-cache policy gconf2' show?  Does apt-get
update change anything?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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