[lug] Sarge -> Etch upgrade errors

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Wed Mar 19 10:45:20 MDT 2008

I found the release notes document useful as I did two upgrades from sarge to etch.


You probably want to look at point "Upgrading a system with some X packages installed"


On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 08:24:40AM -0700, Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov wrote:
> I've tried to upgrade from sarge to etch on two machines and have gotten
> identical errors.  I've tried both etch DVDs and on-line sources in the
> sources.list file.  Ultimately I need this to work from DVDs, but at
> this point either will move me forward.  I'm trying to update from a
> fully updated sarge install.  I've googled the error messages and found
> some hits, but no resolution.  It doesn't seem many people have
> encountered these errors.  The errors:
> -------------------------
> Some packages had unmet dependencies.  This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   xlibmesa-glu: Depends: xfree86-common but it is not installable
>                 Conflicts: libglu1 which is a virtual package.
>   libglu1-mesa: Conflicts: libglu1 which is a virtual package.
>   libfam0c102: Conflicts: libfam0 but 2.7.0-12 is to be installed.
> -------------------------
> >From my sources.list file:
> =========================
> deb http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/ etch main
> deb-src http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/ etch main
> deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
> #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1
> 20080217
> -11:31]/ unstable contrib main
> #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-2
> 20080217
> -11:31]/ unstable main
> #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-3
> 20080217
> -11:31]/ unstable main
> =========================
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