[K12OSN] apt wants to remove k12ltsp - Resolved (kind of)

Gavin Chester gavinchester1 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 25 17:19:28 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 13:55 +0800, Gavin Chester wrote:

>Just installed k12ltsp 4.2.0.  The problem I found was that from the first 
>I asked Synaptic to do dist-upgrade it wanted to remove 28 packages
>including such gems and essentials as k12ltsp-core, k12ltsp-utils, yum,
>php, etc.  Anyone else seen this problem?  Any pointers to solving it?

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replies :-)

I have kind of solved my dist-upgrade problem.  Well, actually I haven't 
solved the Apt problem, but tried Yum instead and had success!  It is nearly 
through downloading all the packages to do the dist-upgrade without 
appearing to misbehave like Apt did.  Curiously, I since used Apt from the 
CLI to install one new package and it did that flawlessly.

I would really like to have some idea why the dist-upgrade tried to remove 
so many essential packages because I would much rather use Apt over Yum 
anyday.  IMHO Yum is a poor cousin to Apt, and I'm not just talking lack of 
GUI - it just doesn't interact with the user anywhere near enough for my 
liking, but then I guess it's just what you get used to.

Regards, Gavin.

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