Debian Bug report logs - #527283
Breaks aptitude, synaptic

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Package: apt; Maintainer for apt is APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>; Source for apt is src:apt.

Reported by: Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 14:51:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version apt/0.7.20.2+squeeze1

Fixed in version 0.7.21

Done: Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#527283; Package apt. (Wed, 06 May 2009 14:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>. (Wed, 06 May 2009 14:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Breaks aptitude, synaptic
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 10:48:46 -0400
Package: apt
Version: 0.7.20.2+squeeze1
Severity: normal

After installation of the latest version of apt, both aptitude and 
synaptic have disappeared from the system.  Attempts to install fail 
because of unmet dependencies, including 

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  aptitude: Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6
            Depends: libept0 (>= 0.5.26) but it is not going to be 
installed

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libept0: Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6

Attempting to install libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6-4.6 report "apt is already 
the newest version"; so I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of dependency.

-- Package-specific info:

-- apt-config dump --

APT "";
APT::Architecture "amd64";
APT::Build-Essential "";
APT::Build-Essential:: "build-essential";
APT::Install-Recommends "1";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";
APT::Acquire "";
APT::Acquire::Translation "environment";
APT::Authentication "";
APT::Authentication::TrustCDROM "true";
APT::NeverAutoRemove "";
APT::NeverAutoRemove:: "^linux-image.*";
APT::NeverAutoRemove:: "^linux-restricted-modules.*";
APT::Periodic "";
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1";
APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
APT::Update "";
APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success "";
APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success:::: "touch /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp 2>/dev/null || true";
APT::Archives "";
APT::Archives::MaxAge "30";
APT::Archives::MinAge "2";
APT::Archives::MaxSize "500";
Dir "/";
Dir::State "var/lib/apt/";
Dir::State::lists "lists/";
Dir::State::cdroms "cdroms.list";
Dir::State::userstatus "status.user";
Dir::State::status "/var/lib/dpkg/status";
Dir::Cache "var/cache/apt/";
Dir::Cache::archives "archives/";
Dir::Cache::srcpkgcache "srcpkgcache.bin";
Dir::Cache::pkgcache "pkgcache.bin";
Dir::Etc "etc/apt/";
Dir::Etc::sourcelist "sources.list";
Dir::Etc::sourceparts "sources.list.d";
Dir::Etc::vendorlist "vendors.list";
Dir::Etc::vendorparts "vendors.list.d";
Dir::Etc::main "apt.conf";
Dir::Etc::parts "apt.conf.d";
Dir::Etc::preferences "preferences";
Dir::Bin "";
Dir::Bin::methods "/usr/lib/apt/methods";
Dir::Bin::dpkg "/usr/bin/dpkg";
Dir::Log "var/log/apt";
Dir::Log::Terminal "term.log";
DPkg "";
DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs "";
DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs:: "/usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10";
DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs:: "/usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true";
DPkg::Tools "";
DPkg::Tools::Options "";
DPkg::Tools::Options::/usr/sbin/apt-listbugs "";
DPkg::Tools::Options::/usr/sbin/apt-listbugs::Version "2";
DPkg::Post-Invoke "";
DPkg::Post-Invoke:: "if [ -d /var/lib/update-notifier ]; then  touch /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp; fi";
Unattended-Upgrade "";
Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins "";
Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins:: "Debian stable";

-- (no /etc/apt/preferences present) --


-- /etc/apt/sources.list --

# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20080228-09:07]/ lenny main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

#mplayer etc.
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing main contrib non-free

#freemind
deb http://eric.lavar.de/comp/linux/debian/ experimental/

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
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 apt depends on:
ii  debian-archive-keyring        2009.01.31 GnuPG archive keys of the Debian a
ii  libc6                         2.9-4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.3.3-3  GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6                    4.3.3-3    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

apt recommends no packages.

Versions of packages apt suggests:
pn  apt-doc                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  aptitude | synaptic | gnome-a <none>     (no description available)
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-1    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  dpkg-dev                      1.14.26    Debian package development tools
ii  lzma                          4.43-14    Compression method of 7z format in
pn  python-apt                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#527283; Package apt. (Wed, 06 May 2009 22:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominique Brazziel <dbrazziel@snet.net>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>. (Wed, 06 May 2009 22:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 527283@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominique Brazziel <dbrazziel@snet.net>
To: 527283@bugs.debian.org
Subject: I can confirm this
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 18:05:34 -0400
	I just spent the last two hours scrambling because thi s error happened
right when I was upgrading the kernel.  I was _this_ close to wiping the
whole disk and doing a fresh net install, but I was able to recover by
fetching, then installing, aptitude and synaptic from unstable.

	I think the severity should be higher on this bug because periodic
updates are failing, not to mention situations like mine where the
failure happened while the system was being maintained and leaving the
system in an inconsistent state with no rhyme or reason given and only
one tool left to fix it (apt) is potentially catastrophic.







Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#527283; Package apt. (Thu, 07 May 2009 13:48:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Wouter De Borger <wouter.deborger@cs.kuleuven.be>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 07 May 2009 13:48:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 527283@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wouter De Borger <wouter.deborger@cs.kuleuven.be>
To: 527283@bugs.debian.org
Subject: I can also confirm this
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 15:45:15 +0200
I can also confirm this,

it is very annoying and quite unexpected

Wouter

PS: apt is great





Reply sent to Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 17 May 2009 21:09:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 17 May 2009 21:09:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 527283-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Steve Cotton <steve0001@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
To: 527283-done@bugs.debian.org, 527336-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: apt 0.7.20.2+squeeze1 uninstalling its rdepends
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 22:05:36 +0100
Version: 0.7.21

This should already be fixed by apt version 0.7.21 (and the
respective versions of its reverse dependencies) which recently
migrated to testing. So I'm closing this bug.

Cheers,
Steve




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:48:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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