Uninstallable due to invalid dependencies

Bug #300519 reported by Andrew Pollock on 2008-11-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mozilla (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I think this picture spells it out pretty clearly:

   mozilla | 1.1.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 | hardy/universe | all
   mozilla | 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 | hardy-security/universe | all
   mozilla | 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 | hardy-updates/universe | all

 seamonkey | 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 | hardy-security/universe | source, all
 seamonkey | 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 | hardy-updates/universe | source, all

Package: mozilla
Version: 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
Depends: seamonkey

Package: seamonkey
Version: 1.1.12+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
Depends: seamonkey-browser, seamonkey-mailnews
Conflicts: iceape (<< 1.1.6), mozilla (<< 2:1.8)

In summary:

mozilla depends on seamonkey, but seamonkey conflicts with the version of mozilla available, so it can't be installed.

Andrew Pollock (apollock) wrote :

Oh yeah, I filed this because:

16:14 < Caesar> Hi, it looks like there's a dependency issue between the
                mozilla and seamonkey packages in hardy-{updates,security}
16:14 < Caesar> Should I file a bug against both packages?
16:15 < kees> Caesar: yes, please.
16:15 < kees> Caesar: please mark it a security issue, and then flag it as
16:16 < Caesar> kees: okay

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

As I understand it, this has been fixed. Are you still seeing this problem on your system?

Changed in mozilla:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrew Pollock (apollock) wrote :

I believe we're still seeing it. What version of mozilla was this supposed to have been fixed in?

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

setting back to new for now, will investigate...

Changed in mozilla:
status: Incomplete → New
Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

I was able to reproduce this on Intrepid. Steps to reproduce:
1) sudo aptitude install seamonkey
2) sudo aptitude install mozilla
step 2 will tell you about the broken dependency

marking as confirmed, importance low

Changed in mozilla:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

i have 1.1.14 ready for updates in hardy intrepid and jaunty and i was unable to reproduce this issue with either.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

the problem that is causing this is mozilla (<< 2:1.8) since we are not higher than 1.8 i will fix this in 1.1.14 in the nexxt week or so. they have been ready but no one is pushing it yet.

Changed in mozilla:
assignee: nobody → gnomefreak

On 02/25/2009 09:59 AM, John Vivirito wrote:
> the problem that is causing this is mozilla (<< 2:1.8) since we are not
> higher than 1.8 i will fix this in 1.1.14 in the nexxt week or so. they
> have been ready but no one is pushing it yet.
> ** Changed in: mozilla (Ubuntu)
> Assignee: (unassigned) => John Vivirito (gnomefreak)
After talking with Alexander we decided this isn't an Important. The are
other ways to install it. However if it doesnt land in 1.1.14 ubuntu1
push, we will push the fix in ubuntu2. It's a busy time for us during
just before/just after Feature Freeze.
Please try installing it with Iceape package and let me know if it
suffers from same issue.
We are going to fix this in Seamonkey as apposed to fixing it in

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

removed myself from bug due to not having time at this bug and package will be shiped with with this bug however we will get it in the next release of Seamonkey. It will either be me of Alexander fixing this issue.

Thanks for being so patient

Changed in mozilla:
assignee: gnomefreak → nobody
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