Buster and apt wanting to remove tons of packages...
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:55:26 +0200
- From: sgarrulo <sgarrulo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Buster and apt wanting to remove tons of packages...
I had an installation of debian stable (stretch) which was fully upgraded something
like a couple of months ago. Then I passed it to testing (buster).
Now I'm facing this situation:
* 5031 installed packages
* 1292 upgradable packages
If I do a normal upgrade, 676 packages are to be upgraded, but only the gtk/qt unrelated ones
(for example, apache2-doc but none of the apache2 *real* packages, or vim-addon-manager and vim-doc
but none of the vim *real* packages, and so on)
And if I try to upgrade, let's say, vim-* packages, it wants to remove a ton of seemingly unrelated
packages, like calibre, evolution, gir1.2-*, gstreamer things, kid3, libqt5-*, pidgin, vlc-*, etc etc...
This happens when I try to upgrade or install apparently *anything* related to GUI programs (GTK/Qt related).
I am worried to make an upgrade like that.
What can I do to debug this situation and try to understand which package(s) is/are breaking everything?
I have no pinned packages.
Thank you in advance!