Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430871
Problem with dependency resolving
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:11:27 EDT
Description of problem:
During today's rawhide update apt-get upgrade resolved some packages which must
be kept back due to unsatisfied dependencies - I'm running 64bit version,
however for some compatibility reasons I've certain set of i386 libs installed
as well. Today 32bit gtk2 package has been marked to be kept back
gtk2.32bit (2.12.5-1.fc9 => 2.12.6-1.fc9)
but 64bit version of the same package was marked for upgrade - result was
dependency problem during 64bit gtk2 upgrade installation (multiarch)
Actually I'm unsure if this is problem of APT or GTK package - but my assumption
is that in the multiarch library both arch should have the same version, because
of some 'shared' files ?
So maybe when 32bit package is marked for keeping back - the same should apply
to 64bit version ? So maybe some fix in the dependency tracking code inside
apt-get would be necessary ?
Otherwise the apt-get is way better than any yum combination ;)
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Steps to Reproduce:
Packages in multilib pairs need to have proper attributes on common files, e.g.
either have identical files or exlcude some attributes to check.
This is usually checked by packagers for the same version of a package. So most
probably the gtk package is OK, but when apt found out that one arch branch
needed to be kept back, while the other could be installed, it created a
situation where two different versions were to be installed (one for each arch).
The true bug is in what kept the gtk upgrade held back. OTOH what you suggest
would make apt more error resilient. In any case it's an upstream request, not a
packaging one ;)
This is quite possibly another unwanted side-effect of the recent multilib hacks
that were supposed to solve some things but seem to cause new problems instead,
I'll have a look...
Just a minor update - via yumex it was possible to update both gtk2 version at
the same time - so some bug must be in the apt-get resolver which not allowed to
update gtk2 32bit version probably (as Axel said...)
(Even thought there are still plenty of packages which cannot be upgraded today)
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