On May 4 2013, Debian Wheezy was released. I run
root@alessio-hp:~# aptitude dist-upgrade
and saw that
less is removed! I tried unsuccessfully:
root@alessio-hp:~# aptitude install less The following NEW packages will be installed: less 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/135 kB of archives. After unpacking 293 kB will be used. The following packages have unmet dependencies: man-db : Breaks: less (< 456) but 444-4 is to be installed. The following actions will resolve these dependencies: Keep the following packages at their current version: 1) less [Not Installed] Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] n *** No more solutions available ***
Ok, man-db needs less >= 456. Let’s download it and install manually. Start from http://packages.debian.org/sid/less and choose an appropriate URL:
root@alessio-hp:~# wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/less/less_456-1_amd64.deb --2013-05-08 10:51:46-- http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/less/less_456-1_amd64.deb Resolving ftp.us.debian.org (ftp.us.debian.org)... 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, ... Connecting to ftp.us.debian.org (ftp.us.debian.org)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 132746 (130K) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘less_456-1_amd64.deb’ 100%[====================================================================================================================================================>] 132,746 145KB/s in 0.9s 2013-05-08 10:51:47 (145 KB/s) - ‘less_456-1_amd64.deb’ saved [132746/132746] root@alessio-hp:~# dpkg -i less_456-1_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package less. (Reading database ... 175977 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking less (from less_456-1_amd64.deb) ... Setting up less (456-1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support ... Processing triggers for man-db ...
That’s a quite simple trick until Debian’s repos will be fixed.