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    List of broken packages

    Every few days I get some new packages that are broken. They have dependency issues or the configuration failed. In the most cases it's fixed within a day. But there are a lot of packages that need several days before they are fixed.

    We can post these problems on launchpad but from my experience I know there is a high chance that such minor things will be overseen. I have even the experience after I posted here on natty testing some of such issues they was fixed in a few hours (maybe somebody who could fix it read it). And because these problems are very recently I thought about a thread that lists all of these problems.


    I want to begin with a few broken packages:

    avahi-daemon (fails on configuration)
    dbus (fails on configuration)
    libpurple0 (dependency issue)
    pidgin (dependency issue)
    Last edited by Sworddragon; May 18th, 2011 at 04:48 AM.

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    Re: List of broken packages

    I take it that you re using Update Mangler for updates.

    This really is not much of a problem if you use some actual real package management tool like apt-get, aptitude or, if you want a gui, synaptic. Synaptic will tell you the problems very easily.
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    Re: List of broken packages

    Only dependency issues can be detected from apt before the package is being installed but not configuring issues.

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    Re: List of broken packages

    If you have "apt-listchanges installed you get the news and update information. If you were using Debian you could install "apt-listbugs" an get all bugs against each package and their severity and effects.

    Then there is the entirety of the dpkg arsenal at your disposal using apt-get, see "man dpkg".

    You might also want to check the Ubuntu repo for the package "apt-dpkg-ref" in synaptic and check the description. I hope it is there. Mighty handy.
    Last edited by ranch hand; May 19th, 2011 at 01:12 AM.
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    Re: List of broken packages

    This are unknown bugs so these tools are useless here. This thread is just a try to enhance the speed with the packages get fixed.
    Last edited by Sworddragon; May 19th, 2011 at 02:19 AM.

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    Re: List of broken packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Sworddragon View Post
    This are unknown bugs so these tools are useless here. This thread is just a try to enhance the speed with the packages get fixed.
    the only way to "enhance the speed with the packages get fixed" is to propose a fix and hope it can be commited, everything else is called noise and its useless, and worst can slow down to get a fix due to bugs comments spamming

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