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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Package renames and autoremove

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:03:33 +0900
On 2014/12/11 12:48 PM, Mike Bird wrote:
> The upgrade from to R14 includes a lot of package
> "renames".
> After a clean i386 Wheezy install of kde-trinity
> is upgraded to R14 RC2, an "apt-get autoremove" removes
> 48 transitional dummy packages.  This is good.
> However there are still (roughly) 15 transitional dummy
> packages whose descriptions say they can be safely
> uninstalled.  All that is preventing them from being
> uninstalled is two meta packages - kde-trinity and
> kde-core-trinity.  And so the conscientious sysadmin
> removes the two unnecessary meta packages and the
> (roughly) 15 remaining transitional dummy packages.
> And the next "apt-get autoremove" eats 290 packages
> which is most of Trinity.
> If you had less than a normal kde-trinity installation
> of this problem hits you much sooner and
> without uninstalling any meta packages.
> What to do?  Something in the release notes?
> --Mike

In the installation instructions for Debian/Ubuntu, it is recommended to 
use aptitude instead of apt-get to upgrade.
It seems that using apt-get does not resolve all dependencies correctly 
(see bug 2245 on bugszilla).

Do you have a change to retry using aptitude?