1. TortoiseHg
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Issue #3459 wontfix

Avoid tight coupling to Mercurial version

Benito van der Zander
created an issue

TortoiseHg is far too tighly coupled to the used Mercurial version.

In the current Debian testing you have:

$ sudo apt-get install tortoisehg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 tortoisehg : Depends: mercurial (>= 2.7~) but 2.6.2-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

$ sudo apt-get install update
$ sudo apt-get install mercurial
...
$ sudo apt-get install tortoisehg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 tortoisehg : Depends: mercurial (< 2.8~) but 2.8-1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

which makes it impossible to install Thg from the repository

And this situation occurs every few months and is very annoying.

Comments (5)

  1. Benito van der Zander reporter

    Does not matter, since works fine with newer version.

    (usually it does not get deinstalled during update, so I have been using thg with a newer version for years without any problems. (after patching a file to remove another pointless check, so it actually starts))

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