[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#534595: samba-common-bin: Uninstallable on experimental

Nelson A. de Oliveira naoliv at debian.org
Thu Jun 25 16:53:36 UTC 2009

Package: samba-common-bin
Version: 2:3.4.0~rc1-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package uninstallable


While trying to find why nmblookup isn't available anymore on my system (*),
I see this:


$ aptitude -t experimental install samba-common-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information       
Initializing package states... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 24 not upgraded.
Need to get 4695kB of archives. After unpacking 13.2MB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  samba-common-bin: Depends: samba-common (>= 2:3.4.0pre1-2) but 2:3.4.0~rc1-1 is installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Keep the following packages at their current version:
samba-common-bin [Not Installed]

Tier: Safe actions (10000)

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]


samba-common should depends on samba-common (>= 2:3.4.0~pre1-2) and not on
samba-common (>= 2:3.4.0pre1-2)

(*) then I saw #524661; shouldn't this split be documented at least in
NEWS.Debian? It isn't everybody that reads the Debian changelog and sometimes
it can't be clear that the user needs to now install samba-common-bin too.

Thank you!

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-naoliv1 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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