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Re: [Synaptic-devel] "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken p

From: Michael Vogt
Subject: Re: [Synaptic-devel] "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:29:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040523i

On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 04:39:31AM +0200, Andreas Schmidt wrote:
> Hi,
Hi Andreas,
> I have just noticed for the umpteenth time that there is something  
> weird with the "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken  
> packages"-message and finally decided to whine about it. :-)

Thanks! Please always do so :) The more problems are the reported the
more are fixed :)
> The message pops up when one tries to apply changes and synaptic thinks  
> there are some problems with dependencies -- which is OK. However, this  
> also occurs when one tried to install a package that has unresolved  
> dependencies and, upon being confronted with the "Mark required  
> changes?" dialog, canceled this. (1) This is confusing, because one  
> assumes that cancelling the upgrade had already reset the marked  
> changes. Even worse, when one has a hunch that there may be some  
> problem and selects "Fix Broken Packages" from the "Actions" menu the  
> message pops up as well.

I think I fixed this in the 0.50 release that is pending right now (we
only wait a bit with the release to give the translators a chance to
catch up). Can you please give it a try? Add this to your

deb ./ 

and report any problems that you find!


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