Bug#370012: circular depends/conflict

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Fri Jun 2 18:11:04 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-017+5
Severity: serious

Preparing to replace vim-common 1:6.4-007+1 (using .../vim-common_1%3a7.0-017+5_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement vim-common ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/vim-common_1%3a7.0-017+5_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/vim/vimcurrent', which is also in package vim-runtime
dpkg: considering removing vim-common in favour of vim-runtime ...
dpkg: no, cannot remove vim-common (--auto-deconfigure will help):
 vim-latexsuite depends on vim-common (>= 1:6.4-004+1)
  vim-common is to be removed.
dpkg: regarding .../vim-runtime_1%3a7.0-017+5_all.deb containing vim-runtime:
 vim-runtime conflicts with vim-common (<< 1:6.4-007+2)
  vim-common (version 1:6.4-007+1) is installed.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/vim-runtime_1%3a7.0-017+5_all.deb (--unpack):
 conflicting packages - not installing vim-runtime

I had to deinstall and reinstall vim-common, which screwed up the alternatives
it seemed. There is not automatic fetching of vim-* by vim (which is good),
but in the end, I was left with a system that did not have vim nor any other
editor (vim.basic worked). Only after installing vim-python did /usr/bin/vim
come back to the old working state.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (600, 'testing'), (98, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6-7     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-22   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-2       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:7.0-017+5 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:7.0-017+5 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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