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Author: Mark Hindley
To: Nicola Orrù
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Forced removal of 481 packages on ceres dist-upgrade
On Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 11:24:42PM +0100, Nicola Orrù via Dng wrote:
>    Hi, all,
>    My first post to this list!
>    For the last couple of days I've been trying to keep up-to date on
>    Ceres, which I do quite regularly.
>    But now, If I run the usual
>    sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade
>    I get the following alert:
>    WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
>    This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
>      init sysvinit-core (due to init)
>    49 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 481 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
>    Need to get 62.2 MB of archives.
>    After this operation, 9362 MB disk space will be freed.
>    You are about to do something potentially harmful.
>    To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
>    Of course I don't want to remove 481 packages. What am I doing wrong?

Nothing! I have had this for about the last 10 days too. It is already
reported. See https://bugs.devuan.org/312. I think Centurion_Dan is working on

It relates to the Debian fix for https://bugs.debian.org/923861 which breaks our
fork of lsb.