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and subject line Bug#871627: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #750934,
regarding emacs24 failed to uninstall because emacsen-common went first
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Package: emacs24
Version: 24.3+1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I had some problems with assorted packages not properly installed so resorted to
purging them (so as to be able to reinstall afresh); one of these was
emacsen-common, so I was forced to also purge emacs23 and emacs24.  During the
uninstall, emacs23 and emacs24 failed to uninstall for reasons lost in the long
pile of output from dpkg; when I told aptitude to try again, they failed due to
their prerm scripts invoking /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-remove from
emacsen-common, which had already been uninstalled.

It would seem emacs2[34] need to, in some way, record the dependency on
emacsen-common at uninstall-time, so that emacsen-common doesn't get uninstalled
until packages whose prerm scripts depend on it have gone first !  I don't know
package-management well enough to even be sure apt/dpkg supports this, so this
may need to spawn a feature request there ...

Reinstalling emacsen-common so as to be able to uninstall emacs23 and emacs24
was counter-intuitive, but did at least work !  (The subsequent reinstall of
everything and its dog also went smoothly, to my great relief.)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages emacs24 depends on:
ii  emacs24-bin-common   24.3+1-4
ii  gconf-service        3.2.6-2
ii  libasound2 
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.12.0-1
ii  libc6                2.18-7
ii  libcairo-gobject2    1.12.16-2
ii  libcairo2            1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.8.2-1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.11.0-5
ii  libfreetype6         2.5.2-1
ii  libgconf-2-4         3.2.6-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.30.7-1
ii  libgif4              4.1.6-11
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.40.0-3
ii  libgnutls28          3.2.15-1
ii  libgomp1             4.9.0-5
ii  libgpm2              1.20.4-6.1
ii  libgtk-3-0           3.12.2-1
ii  libice6              2:1.0.8-2
ii  libjpeg8             8d-2
ii  libm17n-0            1.6.4-2
ii  libmagickcore5       8:
ii  libmagickwand5       8:
ii  libotf0              0.9.13-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.36.3-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.36.3-1
ii  libpng12-0           1.2.50-1
ii  librsvg2-2           2.40.2-1
ii  libselinux1          2.3-1
ii  libsm6               2:1.2.1-2
ii  libtiff5             4.0.3-8
ii  libtinfo5            5.9+20140118-1
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.2-2
ii  libxft2              2.3.1-2
ii  libxml2              2.9.1+dfsg1-3
ii  libxpm4              1:3.5.10-1
ii  libxrender1          1:0.9.8-1
ii  zlib1g               1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

emacs24 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages emacs24 suggests:
ii  emacs24-common-non-dfsg  24.3+1-1

-- no debconf information

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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using

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