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Re: Buster and apt wanting to remove tons of packages...

On Tue, 2018-07-10 at 22:00 +0200, Jochen Spieker wrote:
> sgarrulo:
> > 
> > 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).
> There should not be that many changes, but I generally would only
> upgrade to a newer release when the current system is up-to-date with
> regards to its current version.

Ops, I think I made myself not as clear as I thought, sorry... (english is not my mothertongue)
I meant that a couple of months ago, my machine was on stable, and fully up to date. Then one day,
two months ago, when my machine was fully up to date to stable, I made the switch to testing, because
Being passed many months since the release of stretch, I thought that the hurricane (that happens right
after the release of a new stable) in testing was passed. Oh boy how I was wrong... :P

> You can use aptitude's TUI to investigate these things. It should at
> least help explain why this happens. It is very possible (or likely),
> that testing is just in bad shape for this upgrade right now.

I never used aptitude, but I think I'll RTFM and try to understand the situation better

> Aptitude. I do not like how it behaves and how you control it, but for
> this kind of investigation it is without alternative. Instead of the TUI
> you can also use 'aptitude why' and 'aptitude why-not'.

Thank you, I'll do it!