Re: upgrading to Woody, apt-utils question
I've noticed this problem too.. And because I had so much problems getting X
to start, I tried another distro. When (in the other distro) I found the
problem why my X wouldn't start (which was quite trivial), I installed
debian again, and this time I did it the right way.
First I installed potato, I upgraded to kernel 2.4.12 without any problems
because I guess potato now has those packages needed to run kernel 2.4.x
too. Then I rebooted and added the apt-sources for woody. I FIRST did a
apt-get install apt-utils .20 MB of packages where downloaded for this.
AFTER that I did a dist-upgrade with totally no problems.
So I guess this is just a bug in the dist-upgrade process. To fix this now,
you'll have to install apt-utils and maybe do some "apt-get --reinstall
install packagename" for all packages that where not configured the right
way. You might also try "dpkg-reconfigure packagename" on some packages.
Maybe you could even force a complete reinstall of the dist-upgrade by doing
a apt-get --reinstall dist-upgrade, but I didn't test that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D." <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 1:17 AM
Subject: upgrading to Woody, apt-utils question
> Hi All
> I'm running Potato 2.2.r3 on a HP Pavilion 5450
> 800 MGZ) with a EN2442 Nic Card that I had to
> configure the tulip driver for.
> I did a dist upgrade to Woody and keep receiving
> the error not preconfiguring the package, apt-utils is
> not installed.
> My question is when you do a upgrade like this why
> isn't apt-utils installed with the upgrade if it is
> required for configuring the packages?
> Yes I reinstalled 2.2.r2, Potato.
> I have other questions, but will ask them one at a
> Any and all responses are appreciated.
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