Bug#627508: Conflict between dconf and dconf-tools ?

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 06:30:43 UTC 2011

 At bottom :-

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 16:40, Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org> wrote:
> Package: dconf, dconf-tools
> Severity: serious
> Justification: Policy 10.1
> Le vendredi 20 mai 2011 à 06:55 +0000, shirish शिरीष a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>>       There are two different tools, dconf (for getting hardware info
>> and comparing it with other systems) and the dconf-tools (which are
>> for saving and manipulating desktop .configuration files) as shown
>> below :-
>> There seems to be though a conflict (which I don't understand why )
>> between the two packages as both are different. Can somebody explain ?
>> I do see the conflict line in dconf-tools
>> 'Conflicts: dconf'
> Damn it, you’re right. This goes directly against Policy.
> Leo, what do you think could be done about this? Since dconf is not a
> very widespread tool, I’d appreciate if you could rename the binary -
> and maybe also the package name, since it’s confusing for users who look
> for GNOME-related packages and stomp on a sysadmin tool.
> Cheers,
> --
> .''`.      Josselin Mouette
> : :' :
> `. `'
>  `-

Hi all,
 Any update on this, I just updated/upgraded an update to dconf-tools
but nothing seems to be happening with dconf :(
d-conf (0.7.5-3) unstable; urgency=low

 * Re-enable dconf-editor.

 -- Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org>  Sat, 18 Jun 2011 23:11:01 +0200

Trying to install dconf still produces a conflict :-

$ sudo aptitude install dconf
[sudo] password for shirish:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 15.2 kB of archives. After unpacking 115 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 dconf-tools: Conflicts: dconf but 0.5.1-2 is to be installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

    Remove the following packages:
1)     dconf-tools

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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