[asterisk-users] Ubuntu 14 Warning

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Tue May 3 02:34:39 CDT 2016

On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 10:04:54AM -0600, George Joseph wrote:
> This morning, 2 of us noticed that running contrib/scripts/install_prereq
> on a fresh Ubuntu 14 system actually removed critical packages like
> network-manager, openssh-server, perl, git, and a bunch of others.  It
> appears that the culprit is the libsnmp-dev package. It's default conflict
> resolution solution is to uninstall conflicting packages and the alternate
> solution is to correctly upgrade the conflicting packages.  Since
> install_prereq doesn't give you the opportunity to choose the solution, it
> does the uninstall and you're left with an unusable system.

Can you please remove any '-y's from the apt-get / aptitude
command-lines and try reproducing it? Also maybe use aptitude instead of

> Why this is happening now is unclear.  To work around this, you can either
> run "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" manually, or run "apt-get
> install libsnmp-dev" manually and say "no" to the first solution and "yes"
> to the second.  Then run install_prereq.

Could you please provide a more complete log?

See /var/log/apt/history.log or term.log in the same directory.

               Tzafrir Cohen
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