Bug#671887: gnome-shell breaks itself via gir1.2-gconf-2.0

Claudio Moretti flyingstar16 at gmail.com
Mon May 7 21:00:25 UTC 2012

Package: gnome-shell
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Hash: SHA1

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
   gnome-shell was removed with a dist-upgrade because it requires
   gir1.2-glib-2.0 which explicitly breaks gnome-shell
   claudio at Chuck:~$ apt-cache depends gnome-shell
      Depends: gir1.2-glib-2.0
   claudio at Chuck:~$ apt-cache depends gir1.2-glib-2.0
      Breaks: gnome-shell
   Also, gnome-shell complains about not being able to install libcogl5,
   but  this seems to be impossible

root at Chuck:~# apt-get install -s libcogl5 gnome-shell
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:
 gnome-shell : Depends: gir1.2-clutter-1.0 but it is not going to be
               Depends: gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 but it is not going to be
               Depends: gir1.2-mutter-3.0 (>= 3.2) but it is not going
to be installed
               Depends: libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.7.6) but it is not going
to be installed
               Depends: libcogl-pango0 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not going to
be installed
               Depends: libmutter0 (>= 3.2) but it is not going to be
               Depends: libmutter0 (< 3.3) but it is not going to be
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     When I rebooted, my system was in fallback mode and I didn't have
     gnome-shell, so I tried to reinstall gnome-shell by forcing libcogl5 installation, but it didn't work

   * What was the outcome of this action?
     (see simulation above)

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
     gnome-shell installed and working

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (1001, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-shell depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.12.1-1
ii  gconf-service                                3.2.5-1
ii  gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0                   0.6.15-4
ii  gir1.2-atk-1.0                               2.4.0-2
ii  gir1.2-caribou-1.0                           0.4.2-2
ii  gir1.2-clutter-1.0                           1.10.4-3
ii  gir1.2-cogl-1.0                              1.10.2-3
ii  gir1.2-coglpango-1.0                         1.10.2-3
ii  gir1.2-folks-0.6                             0.6.8-2
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                           1.32.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gconf-2.0                             3.2.5-1
ii  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0                         2.26.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gee-1.0                               0.6.4-1
ii  gir1.2-gkbd-3.0                    
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                              1.32.1-1
ii  gir1.2-gmenu-3.0                   
ii  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0                    3.2.2-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.4.1-2
ii  gir1.2-json-1.0                              0.14.2-1
ii  gir1.2-mutter-3.0                            3.2.2-3
ii  gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0          
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0                             1.30.0-1
ii  gir1.2-polkit-1.0                            0.105-1
ii  gir1.2-soup-2.4                              2.38.1-2
ii  gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12                    0.18.1-2
ii  gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2                   0.4.0-1
ii  gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0                        0.9.16-2
ii  gjs                                          1.32.0-2
ii  gnome-bluetooth                              3.2.2-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic                    3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                        3.2.2-3
ii  gnome-shell-common                 
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.4.1-2
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                                        2.13-32
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.12.2-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.12.2-1
ii  libcamel-1.2-29                              3.2.2-3
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.28-4
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.10.4-3
ii  libcogl-pango0                               1.10.2-3
ii  libcogl5                                     <none>
ii  libcroco3                                    0.6.5-1
ii  libdbus-1-3                                  1.5.12-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.98-1
ii  libdrm2                                      2.4.33-1
ii  libebook-1.2-12                              3.2.2-3
ii  libecal-1.2-10                               3.2.2-3
ii  libedataserver-1.2-15                        3.2.2-3
ii  libedataserverui-3.0-1                       3.2.2-3
ii  libffi5                                      3.0.10-3
ii  libfolks25                                   0.6.8-2
ii  libfontconfig1                               2.9.0-3
ii  libfreetype6                                 2.4.9-1
ii  libgconf-2-4                                 3.2.5-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.26.1-1
ii  libgee2                                      0.6.4-1
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.32.1-1
ii  libgjs0b [libgjs0-libmozjs185-1.0]           1.32.0-2
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]                     8.0.2-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.32.2-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-2                         3.4.1-2
ii  libgnome-keyring0                            3.4.1-1
ii  libgnome-menu-3-0                  
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                           0.10.36-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.4.1-2
ii  libical0                                     0.48-1
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           0.14.2-1
ii  libmozjs185-1.0                              1.8.5-1.0.0+dfsg-3
ii  libmutter0                                   3.2.2-3
ii  libnm-glib4                        
ii  libnm-util2                        
ii  libnspr4-0d                                  4.9-1
ii  libnss3-1d                                   3.13.4-1
ii  libpango1.0-0                                1.30.0-1
ii  libpolkit-agent-1-0                          0.105-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-1
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      1.1-3.2
ii  libpulse0                                    1.1-3.2
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.38.1-2
ii  libsqlite3-0                                 3.7.11-3
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-1
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.18.1-2
ii  libtelepathy-logger2                         0.4.0-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:
ii  libxcomposite1                               1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1                                  1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6                                     2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxfixes3                                   1:5.0-4
ii  libxi6                                       2:1.6.0-1
ii  libxml2                                      2.7.8.dfsg-9
ii  python                                       2.7.2-10
ii  telepathy-mission-control-5                  1:5.10.1-2

Versions of packages gnome-shell recommends:
ii  gnome-contacts          3.4.1-1
ii  gnome-control-center    1:3.2.2-3+b1
ii  gnome-session-fallback  3.4.1-1
ii  gnome-themes-standard   3.4.1-2

gnome-shell suggests no packages.

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