[Pkg-nagios-devel] issue trying to install nagios2/testing

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sat Nov 11 17:05:33 CET 2006

hi david,

On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 14:00 +0100, David Ponzone wrote

> My system is a Debian Sarge, stable installation.
> Today, I tried to install nagios2, testing release.
> I added testing to my sources.list, and after a apt-get update, i
> tried:
> apt-get install nagios2
> Then something worrying happens :)
> apt-get warns me that numerous packages will have to be installed,
> fine.
> But also that:
> base-config initrd-tools kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386
> will be removed!

this isn't really a problem with nagios.  what's happening is nagios
depends on a newer version of foo, which depends on bar, etc,
bringining in a huge list of newer versions of packages.  some of
these newer packages conflict with some of the older packages you
have isntalled, and so they're getting removed.  apt isn't intelligent
enough to figure out what you "really want it to do".

if you really want to get nagios2 from testing (as opposed to the
backports.org release), then you should read up on how to "pin"
your system to stable before installing things from testing.  but
that's even further out of the scope of this list.

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