Bug#872164: vim: Unable to install vim due to versions to be installed

debianuser fjfj109 at protonmail.com
Mon Aug 14 18:01:08 UTC 2017

Source: vim
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

*** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***

   * What led up to the situation? I did a dist-upgrade which removed vim-tiny, tried to install vim and was met with errors
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

user at debian:~$ apt install vim -s
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
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:
 vim : Depends: vim-common (= 2:8.0.0197-5) but 2:8.0.0937-1 is to be installed
       Depends: vim-runtime (= 2:8.0.0197-5) but 2:8.0.0937-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
   * What was the outcome of this action?
   * What outcome did you expect instead?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.12.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_CA:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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