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Re: [vox-tech] e2fsprogs



On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 07:30:43PM -0700, Richard Harke wrote:
> 
> I thought it might be a good idea to update firefox. So I did:
> apt-get update
> apt-get -s install mozilla-firefox
> 
> I get a rather long list of packages to be updated, installed
> and even removed. But also I get the message;
> E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the
> essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often 
> bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak 
> option.
> E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs
> 
> I have done a lot of googling and all the sites I have found agree
> that this can cause "bad things to happen" But nothing more specific
> or any other way to proceed. My only ext2 file system is /boot so
> maybe my odds are better?? But one site indicated that this message is
> the result of a bug in the dependencies. If that was so, maybe I could
> just wait until it is fixed at Debian.

Undoubtedly an apt bug, or issue on your system.  The mozilla-firefox
package doesn't depend on e2fsprogs.  But _do not_ remove e2fsprogs.
Most likely you're other partitions are ext3, which is just ext2 with a
journal, in which case you need e2fsprogs.

-David
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