Re: problem with distribution or packaging
Larray Daffner writes:
> Are you following stable/fixed or unstable?
> If you were following
> stable/fixed, then you grabbed the wrong packages file. If you were
> following unstable, then the mirror(?) you were using was probably way
> out of date
The current unstable/Packages file is dated Feb. 20 on the
debian.med.miami.edu site; I don't know what version of this file I got
> Upgrade dpkg by hand to at least 188.8.131.52.
and Bruce Perens writes:
> Please upgrade dpkg by hand and see if the problem goes away.
First, I apologize for having been out of the loop regarding the epochs
Second, here's what I had to do: I was updating a reasonably old-ish
setup (the kernel was 2.0.13 or so). I don't know what version
of dpkg it was (yes, I should have checked). Whatever it was, I was
unable to upgrade dpkg using either dselect or dpkg. Instead, I had to
edit the /var/lib/dpkg/available file to get rid of all the "1:" strings
after the "Version:" identifiers. After I did this, then I ran dselect
again and updated the packages file. I sure hope other users who will
be upgrading from Debian 1.2 or 1.1 won't have to do this. (Not that
it was a traumatic experience, but just one that seems inconsistent with
the easy-upgradability that is/should be Debian's hallmark.)
Thanks for your quick help.
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