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Re: More info - was [Re: Synaptic fails to fix broken packages]




On Fri 05 Oct 2018 at 11:03:31 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> I'm not sure I know enough to re-phrase the question.  I'm also surprised / 
> confused to see the two tags: "Essential: yes" and "Priority: required" -- I 
> presume that is not redundant information, but at first glance it seems so.

At second glance you looked at

 https://wiki.debian.org/Glossary

and the light dawned.

> Anyway, I am just "fishing" for information on how dist-upgrade decides which 
> package is more important to install (when faced with such  a decision).
> 
> I suppose I can live without knowing that ;-)

I've lost track. Are you using dist-upgrade on stable or unstable?

-- 
Brian.