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Re: INIT problems continue

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 09:05, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> I'm still having no luck getting an AMD64 kernel running with anything
> even approaching stability.

me either. I've given up for awhile...  well, note that I intend to use
this box as a desktop, not a server. Server is fine with 64/32.

> I'm still getting, among other things, 'INIT: error reading initrequest'
> errors on the console, from just about every /etc/init.d/* script.

me too. I never figured that one out.

> Also, in general, is there a way to force apt to install an amd64
> package?  The problem is that the i386 Debian package repository
> packages frequently have higher version numbers than the amd64
> equivalents, so even if the debian-amd64.alioth apt source is listed
> before the regular Debian apt source, those packages are ignored.
> (Sorry if this is a FAQ.)

Search the archives for /etc/apt/preferences file. You'll probably have
to recreate your chroot from scratch, but if you do this:

  1) debootstrap using alioth
  2) add the /etc/apt/preferences file with the proper "pinnings"
  3) edit your /etc/apt/sources.list

then the i386 packages shouldn't clobber the preferred amd64 ones.

This is what I understand, anyway. Haven't had time to test it yet...

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