Dependency Confusion

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Thu Mar 8 10:30:55 UTC 2007

Peter Pluta wrote:

> I'm a bit confused with dependency's. When you have a stale 
> dependency's what does this usually mean? Does that mean that the 
> dependency was already updated and not noted in the pkgdb? Or does it 
> mean the version in the pkgdb is wrong and that I have a newer or 
> older version installed? Also, how do I correct it when running pkgdb 
> -F I tried to enter the newer version of the dependency and it told me 
> I need to pick from a list it gave me. :(

A stale dependency is when package A says that it depends on package B 
but package B is not installed.  You *might* have a newer version and 
this is what you have to tell pkgdb -F since it has got into a state 
where it cannot know.

Please show the actual details since without them no-one will be able to 
tell you the right answer.


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