Fri, 2 May 2008 07:25:25 +0000

dist-upgrading to perl 5.10

On sid dist-upgrading requires some handholding currently:

(SID)root@argenau:/# DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get --purge dist-upgrade
Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
e2fsprogs: PreDepends: libuuid1 (>= 1.34-1) but it is not going to be installed
mount: PreDepends: libuuid1 but it is not going to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

The reason is the recently started upgrade to perl 5.10. This makes many packages temporarily uninstallable, (including lintian) but perhaps you need to upgrade to perl-5.10 now nevertheless. apt seems to stumble over debconf-i18n,
apt-get --purge install debconf-english
lets dist-upgrade succeed.

Posted by Andreas Metzler | Permanent link | File under: debian