dselect has an error in the "Provides: <package>" multiarch case

Bug #853679 reported by Michael Neuffer
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Debian)
Fix Released
dpkg (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

When a package like libcms1 that has a Provides: field is installed for more then one architecture
the resulting conflict is not resolved by internally distinguishing between the (two) architectures.

Instead dselect tries to uninstall one of the two packages. This is not the correct solution.

apt-get upgrade doesn't show this behaviour and handles this situation correctly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: dselect
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Sep 19 08:40:08 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64+mac (20110901)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: dpkg
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Michael Neuffer (neuffer) wrote :
tags: added: udd-find
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Raphaël Hertzog (hertzog) wrote :

I guess you're referring to liblcms1 (and not libcms1 which doesn't exist). That packages indeed has a Provides/Conflicts/Replaces on a virtual package liblcms.

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Raphaël Hertzog (hertzog) wrote :

This patch seems to fix the problem for me. I have integrated it in my pu/multiarch/full branch so it will land in dpkg upstream with the rest of the multiarch branch.

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
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tags: added: patch
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

We should fix this for 12.04, but there's probably no hurry to fix it right now; will wait and see if we get this in dpkg trunk before precise releases and otherwise we can cherry pick.

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Precise):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package dpkg -

dpkg ( precise; urgency=low

  * Apply missing patch from upstream to let dselect's resolver deal
    with multi-arch Provides in the same way as dpkg (LP: #853679)
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:59:09 -0600

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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