Re: Apt Gone Mad?-Or Is It Me?-Expert Help Needed
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
Are you running a testing/experimental or a testing/sid (ie, etch/sid)
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Debian User Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
I'm running 2.6.15-1-686 with testing/some
Ok, there's your problem. experimental is... well,
Mixed systems are also extremely discouraged, and
those who run a mixed
system generally already know how to deal with
whatever issues they find.
OOOOk, I forget just exactly what sid programs I have;
some media player file that wouldn't work under
testing. If I uninstall it, will the problem go away?
BTW, I have ran mixed distros
before and never had anything like this happen but it
was always with a 2.6.8 kernel or less.
I'm no expert, using linux-debian for less than 2 yrs.
I've always could install a debian version in any
distro unless there was a dependency issue that had to
be fixed first. In this case my efforts failed as
shown in the output from my attempts. Could use some
specific suggestions. Thanks.
Also, the fact that it worked 2 years ago means nothing - the issue is
wether they are compatible and they are not.
I have performed a sid->sarge downgrade, and consequently it is a mixed
system, however the sid installation at the time was _before_ the gcc4
transition, and that alone made it much easier.
I have had numerous problems with mixed systems, in a nutshell, a manual
repair is often neccessary - from fixing pam issues by hand to many
other fixes, we cannot just give you some "specific suggestions" due to
the nature of the problem.