Debian Bug report logs - #475739
live-helper: package not installed if dependency satisfied only by local package

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Package: live-helper; Maintainer for live-helper is Debian Live Project <>;

Reported by: Andrei Popescu <>

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 16:18:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version live-helper/1.0~a43-1

Fixed in version live-helper/1.0~a45-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Andrei Popescu <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: live-helper: package not installed if dependency satisfied only by local package
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 19:08:38 +0300
Package: live-helper
Version: 1.0~a43-1
Severity: normal

I have nvidia-glx in my package lists, but it depends on 
nvidia-kernel-whatever, which for sid and lenny doesn't exist in the 
repos. So I built it with 'm-a build nvidia' and copied the deb in 
config/chroot_local_packages. But nvidia-glx is still not installed, 
because the local packages are installed last. 

I can work around it in various ways, but I think this should be fixed.


-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages live-helper depends on:
ii  debootstrap                   1.0.8      Bootstrap a basic Debian system

live-helper recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#475739: fixed in live-helper 1.0~a45-1
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:32:07 +0000
Source: live-helper
Source-Version: 1.0~a45-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-helper, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a45-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a45-1.dsc
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a45-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0~a45.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-helper package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 +0200
Source: live-helper
Binary: live-helper
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.0~a45-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Live <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-helper - Debian Live build scripts
Closes: 475739
 live-helper (1.0~a45-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Tiago Bortoletto Vaz ]
   * lh_chroot_local-preseed: fix minor typo
   [ Chris Lamb ]
   * Install most chroot packages in one  call (Closes: #475739)
   * Install local packages using a local APT repo instead of using "dpkg -i"
   * hooks/minimal: Use "find -print0 | xargs -0" idiom over "find | xargs"
   * Allow fallback to chroot_package-lists inside binary lists
   * Remove temporary binary package list files
   * Tidy calls to new Expand_packagelist
   * Rewrite Expand_packagelist to not be recursive
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Updating snapshot build script.
   * When building snapshot images, also storing source.list away.
   * Building snapshot images with --apt-recommends disabled.
   * Adding example script to build a row of images.
   * Some formating and style cleanups.
   * Using one single packages cache directory for all chroot packages.
   * Using hardlinks to copy local packages into chroot.
   * Moving lh_chroot_packages call in lh_chroot to old place.
   * Updating snapshots url.
   * Adding live-magic to snapshots.
   * Adding debian-unofficial-archive-keyring to snapshots.
   * Updating live-snapshots example sources.
   * Removing non anymore existing live-backports example sources.
   * Renaming image build script.
   * Adjusting Save_cache(); to skip already cached .deb files and only
     copying new packages to it.
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