RE: Aptitude and apt-get
Thanks for the reply, Jeff.
After reinstalling apt, aptitude and dpkg, I still had the same problem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:55 PM
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> Subject: Re: Aptitude and apt-get
> Mike Kuhar, 2002-Sep-10 04:03 -0400:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I've got a strange one. As root, in aptitude, I'll do an update
> > successfully. Then I do an upgrade, the files download,
> > the progress bar will not show total progress, just progress per
> > file, then reset to 0% for the next file. When the files
> > complete downloading, I hit a carrige return to go to the
> > installation phase, I get an error telling me that aptitude
> > couldn't lock the cache, and will open it read only, and
> > the upgrade stops.
> > Using apt-get, I update successfully, I do upgrade, the files start
> > downloading, again, instead of getting a total progress percentage
> > at the begining of each line, I just get some bogus number. When
> > downloading is complete, I get an error message telling me that
> > every file I just watched download is missing, and maybe I should
> > try again with --fix-missing.
> > If I do something like 'apt-get --reinstall install apt', this
> > works. If I use apt-get to install a new package, it installs
> > the new package successfully along with any dependancies.
> > I'm running unstable with the 2.4.19 kernel on three machines,
> > and this strange behavior only affects one machine. Anyone one got
> > any ideas as to the problem?
> After you reinstall apt, do you get this problem again at all? It
> seems like you had dpkg, dselect, apt or aptitude running somewhere
> else whily tried to do the update. By reinstalling, that would stop
> any other apt processess to reinstall, which would remove the lock.
> just a thought...jc
> Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
> Diggin' Debian Admin and User
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