On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 10:44:39PM +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote: > Am Freitag, 14. März 2008 schrieb Lennart Sorensen: > > On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 08:55:23PM +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > > > accidently I crashed my package database with > > > > > > dpkg --set-selections < packagelist.txt > > > > > > Now aptitude wants to delete a lot and reinstall other packages, which > > > are already installed. > > > > > > I want to correct my database to the already installed package. There is > > > another file with the list of the already installed packages available, > > > which was created by synaptic. > > > > > > How can I teach aptitude, to read this file and let it generate an > > > up-to-date database ? > > > > Unless one of the backup files in /var/lib/dpkg for status and such > > happen to be valid, then there is no way to restore it since the > > database is the primary source (and probably only) source of the > > information. > > > > Ah, yes, I see. So if it is crashed, then we have a real problem. > > > I also fail to imagine how dpkg --set-selections could cause any > > problems. All it does is change the setting on packages to indicate > > which should be installed and (if you had any packages that were removed > > but not purged) flag some for removal. Packages that were fully purged > > won't change state since they should be in the list in the first place. > > It was not quite a mistake, but I mixed the file "packegelist.txt" (created > with dpkg --get-selections) from another computer, and so my packagelist was > not the same as on the required one. > > > > There should not be any way it could cause reinstall of packages, only > > install or remove when you use --set-selections. > > > > This was, what happened: Some packages were going to be reinstalled, some > removed, according to the wrong list. However, I still could solve the > problem, I hope, just take a look in my update-mail. Why not run aptitude and then press : this will return all the packages in that group to their current state > > -- > > Len Sorensen > > Hans > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-amd64-REQUEST@lists.debian.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org > > -- Narrator: Townsville Park .. A clean place for clean folks to have good clean fun.
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