[R-sig-Debian] stable backport apt problem (solved)

Christian T. Steigies cts at debian.org
Thu May 4 13:55:03 CEST 2006

Hi Robert,
On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 02:13:17PM -0700, Robert King wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> This went mostly OK, but failed with a problem with 
> /usr/lib/R/library/grid/R/grid (see extract from output below).
> This was fixed with an apt-get -f install.

Yes, I had that, too. I assume this is because some files where moved from
the core package to recommended. But apt-get -f fixed it for me without
further intervention, so I thought I could leave it like this or do you see
a major problem here? I'd probably have to add r-base-core to the replaces
list to get rid of that message, but I am not sure if that is a good idea,
since you still need to install the r-base-core package. If you have a
better solution, I'll be happy to include it.

> Note that this was on the basis of
> apt-get install r-base=2.3.0-0sarge2
> rather than apt-get upgrade, because I don't understand preferences well 
> enough to get apt to prefer your private

There should not be anything to configure, since my packages are for stable
and they have a version number that is higher than the packages in stable. 
> tolstoy:/home/king# apt-get -s upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
>   kernel-image-2.6-686 r-base r-base-core r-recommended
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   r-mathlib
> 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
> Inst r-mathlib [2.1.0-1] (2.3.0-0sarge2 cts:stable)
> Conf r-mathlib (2.3.0-0sarge2 cts:stable)

dist-upgrade should do it?

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