Bug#898683: diffoscope: not installable from stretch-backports because of unmet dependency python3-distutils

Moritz Schlarb schlarbm at uni-mainz.de
Tue May 15 08:15:58 BST 2018

Package: diffoscope
Version: 94~bpo9+1
Severity: normal


diffoscope 94~bpo9+1 depends on python3-distutils which is not present in
stretch-backports (and it doesn't look like it is just failing to migrate or
stuck in NEW).



schlarb-1:~ # apt -t stretch-backports install diffoscope
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 diffoscope : Depends: python3-distutils but it is not going to be installed
              Recommends: xmlutils but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

schlarb-1:~ # apt policy python3-distutils
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.5~rc1-1
  Version table:
     3.6.5-3 50
         50 http://ftp.uni-mainz.de/debian unstable/main amd64 Packages
         50 http://ftp.uni-mainz.de/debian unstable/main i386 Packages
         50 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable/main amd64 Packages
         50 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable/main i386 Packages
     3.6.5~rc1-1 60
         60 http://ftp.uni-mainz.de/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
         60 http://ftp.uni-mainz.de/debian testing/main i386 Packages
         60 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
         60 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing/main i386 Packages

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (700, 'stable-updates'), (700, 'stable'), (60, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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