[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#501905: Bug#501855: upgrade-reports: initscripts Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop

Kel Modderman kel at otaku42.de
Mon Feb 2 18:21:46 UTC 2009

On Saturday 11 October 2008 23:20:26 Sven Joachim wrote:
> clone 501855 -1
> reassign -1 initscripts, insserv
> severity -1 important
> thanks
> On 2008-10-11 14:54 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > Thanks, now I see that there is indeed a dependency loop: the lenny
> > version of initscripts conflicts with the etch version of insserv and
> > vice versa, so apt has to remove one of these packages before the other
> > one can be unpacked.  The bug is that it chooses the wrong package,
> > namely the required package initscripts instead of the optional insserv.
> Reassigning a copy of this bug to the affected packages.
> > A possible solution would be for insserv to depend on a recent version
> > of initscripts instead of conflicting against older versions, thus
> > breaking the dependency loop.  Insserv maintainers, what do you think?
> If that isn't done, the insserv package must be removed on upgrades,
> which will not be a good user experience and may break a lot of things
> (see #475478).

Steve Vorlon couldn't reproduce this [0], and my conclusions are the same as
his. What is the status of this bug (and its clone)?

Thanks, Kel.

[0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=501855#61

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