[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#852477: lazarus-1.6: Broken dependencies for lazarus-1.6

R0b0t1 R030t1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 19:59:00 UTC 2017

Package: lazarus-1.6
Severity: grave

Dear Maintainer,

Installation of lazarus-1.6 fails citing a dependency on lazarus-ide-1.6,
which in turn fails installation citing a dependency on lcl-1.6. Manual
installation of lcl-1.6 leads to lazarus-1.6 failing to install due to an
unresolved dependency, reproduced below:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 lazarus-1.6 : Depends: lazarus-ide (>= 1.6.2+dfsg-1~bpo8+1)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

The package was installed successfully before despite this error, however,
fp-units-* packages do not get installed along with the compiler package
this IDE depends on. In diagnosing that error I uninstalled and attempted
to reinstall. Now, launching the IDE via the applications menu causes
the lazarus launcher to state that the binary is missing (though the splash
screen appears).

To clarify: straightforward installation of lazarus-1.6 fails, but can be
managed by beating aptitude over the head. After doing so the IDE still fails
to compile anything due to dependencies it did not install.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.7
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (1000, 'stable'), (900, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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