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

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 19:31:43 UTC 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Kel Modderman <kel at otaku42.de> wrote:
> 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)?

Still reproducable...

apt-get install libgssapi2 libldap2 libpci2 libsasl2 libssp0
selinux-policy-refpolicy-targeted acpid adduser aptitude at base-files
base-passwd bash bc bind9-host bsdmainutils bsdutils busybox cmake
console-common console-data console-tools coreutils cpio cpp cpp-4.1
cron dc debconf debconf-i18n debian-archive-keyring debianutils
dhcp3-client dhcp3-common dictionaries-common diff dmidecode dnsutils
doc-debian doc-linux-text dselect e2fslibs e2fsprogs ed eject exim4
exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light file findutils finger ftp
g++ g++-4.1 gcc gcc-4.1 gcc-4.1-base gettext-base gnupg gpgv grep
groff-base grub gzip hostname iamerican ibritish ifupdown info
initramfs-tools initscripts insserv installation-report iptables
iputils-ping ispell kexec-tools klibc-utils klogd laptop-detect less
libacl1 libapr1 libaprutil1 libattr1 libblkid1 libboost-date-time-dev
libboost-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev
libboost-regex-dev libboost-serialization-dev libbz2-1.0 libc6
libc6-dev libcomerr2 libconsole libdb4.2 libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl
libedit2 libevent1 libexpat1 libgc1c2 libgcc1 libgcrypt11
libgpg-error0 libidn11 libklibc libkrb53 liblocale-gettext-perl
liblockfile1 libmagic1 libmysqlclient15-dev libmysqlclient15off
libncurses5 libneon26 libnewt0.52 libnfsidmap2 libpam-modules
libpam-runtime libpam0g libpcre3 libpopt0 libreadline5 librpcsecgss3
libsasl2-2 libselinux1 libsemanage1 libsepol1 libsigc++-2.0-0c2a
libslang2 libsqlite3-0 libss2 libssl0.9.8 libstdc++6-4.1-dev libsvn1
libtasn1-3 libtasn1-3-bin libtext-charwidth-perl libtext-iconv-perl
libtext-wrapi18n-perl libusb-0.1-4 libuuid1 libvolume-id0 libwrap0
libxml2 lighttpd linux-image-2.6-amd64 locales login logrotate
lsb-base lsof m4 mailx make makedev man-db manpages mawk mime-support
mktemp module-init-tools mount mpack mtools mtr-tiny mutt
mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common mysql-server mysql-server-5.0 nano
ncurses-base ncurses-bin ncurses-term net-tools netbase netcat
nfs-common openbsd-inetd openssh-blacklist openssh-client
openssh-server passwd patch pciutils perl perl-base perl-modules
php5-cgi php5-common php5-mysql phpmyadmin pidentd policycoreutils
popularity-contest portmap procps psmisc python python-central
python-minimal python-newt python-selinux python-semanage
python-support python2.4 python2.4-minimal readline-common reportbug
sed sharutils strace subversion sysklogd sysv-rc sysvinit
sysvinit-utils tar tasksel tasksel-data tcpd telnet texinfo time
traceroute tzdata ucf udev update-inetd usbutils util-linux vim-common
vim-tiny w3m wamerican wget whiptail whois zlib1g zlib1g-dev

point /etc/apt/sources.list to lenny
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Fetched 241MB in 3m12s (1251kB/s)
E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the
essential package initscripts due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop.
This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the
APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
E: Internal Error, Could not early remove initscripts

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