I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do
apt-get upgrade I get this:
The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs
It's driving me crazy. I though I just remove samba as I don't use it anyway but some genius made Gnome depend on it:
# apt-get remove libsmbclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: gnome gnome-core gvfs-backends libgnomevfs2-extra libsmbclient mencoder mplayer
How do I upgrade those packages safely?
Not much of custom stuff installed:
deb http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main deb-src http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main # wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile' deb http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main deb-src http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main # wheezy-backports deb http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free # virtualbox deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ wheezy contrib
What I tried:
apt-get dist-upgrade- result is the same (packages have been kept back).
aptitude, but all it suggests is to remove gnome and few other gnome related packages and install whole lot of i386 packages (looks like libs only).
apt-get install libsmbclientgives
libsmbclient : Depends: samba-libs (= 2:4.1.9+dfsg-1~bpo70+1) but it is not going to be installed
apt-get install libtevent0gives
libtevent0 : Depends: libtalloc2 (>= 2.1.0) but 2.0.7+git20120207-1 is to be installed.
apt-get install samba-libsgives
samba-libs : Depends: samba-dsdb-modules (= 2:4.1.9+dfsg-1~bpo70+1) but it is not going to be installed
It seems that the source of this issue lies somewhere in backports repository. I was experimenting with bumblebee and also some DVD ripping stuff once and I remember that I had to install something from backports. I don't need it any more. Bumblebee failed anyway for my hardware and DVD was ripped on Windows in the end :(
Now I did
aptitude search '~S ~i ~Abackports' and got this:
i initramfs-tools - generic modular initramfs generator i A libavutil53 - Libav utility library i libldb1 - LDAP-like embedded database - shared library i A libnettle4 - low level cryptographic library (symmetric and one-way cryptos) i A libntdb1 - New Trivial Database - shared library i A libopus0 - Opus codec runtime library i libswscale2 - Libav video scaling library i A libtdb1 - Trivial Database - shared library i A libwbclient0 - Samba winbind client library i A python-talloc - hierarchical pool based memory allocator - Python bindings i samba-common - common files used by both the Samba server and client
I think that I should downgrade these packages and everything should be fine. Am I right? How should I do that?
I tried to remove or downgrade those packages from backports repo and managed to do it only partially.
When I wanted to downgrade
libntdb1 I realized that it doesn't exist in stable repo. When I tried to remove it - again, apt wanted to remove gnome too. When I did
apt-cache rdepends libntdb1 it turned out that only reverse dependency is
samba-libs. There is no
samba-libs in stable repo too AND I can't remove it either because yet again, it tries to remove gnome and whole lot of stuff. What the hell is going on here? Note that
samba-libs is not listed when I do
aptitude search '~S ~i ~Abackports'. How to get rid of this thing?
Also, when I tried to downgrade
libwbclient0 I couldn't because
apt wanted to remove gnome in both cases. Why?
So now I ended up with three packages from backports repo listed with
aptitude search '~S ~i ~Abackports':
i libldb1 - LDAP-like embedded database - shared library i A libntdb1 - New Trivial Database - shared library i A libwbclient0 - Samba winbind client library
samba-libs that apparently also comes from backports but is not listed with
aptitude search '~S ~i ~Abackports'