I _think_ this is a bug report, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's "operator headspace" (too much empty space in the head of the operator = me). If so, please make me wiser ;-)
On Vector Linux 6.0, in gslapt, I enabled a slackware 12.1 repo (actually www.slackware.at/data/slackware-12.1/
) while looking for some extra packages I wanted. With the slackware repo enabled, I did Mark_all_upgrades and then Execute.
This hosed my system. Now I'm perfectly aware of the health warnings, but installing VL takes 15 minutes, and this is a test-bed system. It's easier to re-install than check each proposed upgrade.
I investigated a bit and found that gslapt was `upgrading' glib2 from 2.16.3 to 2.14.6. I tried:
# slapt-get --simulate --upgrade
and saw the same (potential) problem. I have slapt-get 0.10.1
In the relevant PACKAGES.TXT files in the repos I found:
I RTFM'd a bit, in particular FAQ#27 on http://software.jaos.org/BUILD/slapt-get/FAQ.html
, but I found no explanation.
Can anyone help?