I need to install python-twisted, so...
$ sudo aptitude install python-twisted [[...]] The following packages have unmet dependencies: python-twisted-mail: Depends: python-twisted-core (>= 10.1) but 10.0.0-3 is to be installed. python-twisted-news: Depends: python-twisted-core (>= 10.1) but 10.0.0-3 is to be installed. python-twisted-words: Depends: python-twisted-core (>= 10.1) but 10.0.0-3 is to be installed. python-twisted-names: Depends: python-twisted-core (>= 10.1) but 10.0.0-3 is to be installed. The following actions will resolve these dependencies: [[...]]
Oh. So it won't install python-twisted, because it depends on... hey, wait a second... Let's check something... http://packages.debian.org/sid/python-twisted-core says that the latest version is 10.1.0-1...
$ sudo aptitude update [[...]] $ aptitude show python-twisted-core Package: python-twisted-core New: yes State: not installed Version: 10.0.0-3 Priority: optional [[...]] $ apt-cache policy python-twisted-core python-twisted-core: Installed: (none) Candidate: 10.0.0-3 Version table: 10.0.0-3 0 500 http://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages
Huh. So aptitude, for some reason, still thinks that 10.0.0-3 is the latest version. Which it -so- isn't. Why? Am I on some crappy mirror, or is it because of rogue repositories?
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
Ok, so I'm on the primary Debian mirror, it's been a day since the upgrade, so any cron latency -should- be dealt with by now... and it's still broken. I've even tried the above on a brand new install of Debian Unstable, still to the same tune. I now officially have no clue what to do. Perhaps the Server Fault people can help.