Re: how to fix aptitude errors upgrading LMDE UP3 -> UP4
Wayne Topa Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:24:26 -0400
>>> I just looked for lmde in the debian packages and it is not there
and it's not in the original post @
either, because LMDE is not a package
>>> I am guessing the lmde might be a Linux Mint package.
You would be wrong. LMDE is a Mint distribution based on, and
completely compatible with, debian. Its packages are pure debian, not
ubuntu or mint.
Indulekha Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:52:34 -0500
>> Have you tried "apt-get -f install"?
No, and using apt-get rather than aptitude was the right idea:
> 2.2.1. apt-get / apt-cache vs. aptitude
> * apt-get is most suitable for the major system upgrade between releases, etc.
So I did
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get -f install
which got the packages fixed and installed, as verified by subsequent
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Calculating upgrade... Done
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
and then I was able to reboot and
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude -s full-upgrade
> No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
your assistance is appreciated, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche@pobox.com>