Bug#258851: [Pkg-db-devel] Bug#258851: libdb4.0: can't uninstall?

Matthew Wilcox Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>, 258851@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 12 Jul 2004 01:18:30 +0100

reassign 258851 apt

On Sun, Jul 11, 2004 at 04:34:45PM -0400, Jayen Ashar wrote:
> Package: libdb4.0
> Version: 4.0.14-2
> Severity: normal

I'm sure this isn't a libdb4.0 bug.  It's most likely to be an apt bug,
but it is very strange.

> trying to remove this package with "apt-get remove libdb4.0" gives me the following output:
> -----------------------------
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... 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.
> Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
> the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> that package should be filed.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   xlibs: Depends: libxft1 but it is not going to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> ------------------

Could you try apt-get -f install and see what apt wants to do?

> Oddity 1: I can remove other packages.  "apt-get remove --purge libdb4.2" gives me:
> -----------------------------
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   apache* apache-common* apache-ssl* apache-utils* apt-utils* bug* gallery*
>   libdb4.2* php4* php4-cgi* php4-mysql* php4-pear* python* python2.3*
>   python2.3-iconvcodec* reportbug*
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 16 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B of archives.
> After unpacking 43.8MB disk space will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
> -----------------------------
> Oddity 2: xlibs and libxft1 are installed (and up-to-date with testing), so I don't understand the error message. "xlibs: Depends: libxft1 but it is not going to be installed"
> This problem is probably not specific to this package, but I can't find any other packages giving me this problem.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: testing/unstable
>   APT prefers testing
>   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
> Architecture: i386 (i586)
> Kernel: Linux 2.4.17
> Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
> Versions of packages libdb4.0 depends on:
> ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
> -- no debconf information
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