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Re: base-files vs. libreadlineg2 and a few Q's

On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 09:02:57PM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> Hello,
> apt-get dist-upgrade does not install base-files_2.1.11_all.deb since
> there is a conflict with the file /etc/profile alos present in
> libreadlineg2. Not even --force-yes helps. I had to use: 
> dpkg --install --force-overwrite
> /var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_2.1.11_all.deb. Is this the way to
> solve the conflict, in order to continue configuration of the
> remaining packages?

It's one way of doing it.  Another is to wait until base-files 2.1.12
is installed into the archive.

> A few additional questions:
> Q1: Also, apt-get dist-upgrade reports the following packages as held back:
>     bash libreadlineg2 libreadlineg2-dev r-base 
>     What does this mean? At least the latest downloaded packages seem to
>     have been installed.

It means that the newest version of bash et al depend on
base-files (>= 2.1.12), which you don't yet have installed, so apt-get
won't try to install the latest versions.

Have patience.

> Q2: How do I get a liting of ALL packages available, not only the ones
>     installed already?

dselect and capt are two methods.  Or you can look at
/var/state/apt/lists/ (or /var/lib/dpkg/available as long as you ran
"dselect update" instead of "apt-get update").

> Q3: What about libstdc++-2.95.2. Gcc-2.95.2 is there already. Is gcc-2.95
>     the default compiler for potato?

Don't know.

> Q4: Which kernel will be default for potato? Why don't you supply a
>     pre-compiled smp-kernel?

Don't know.

> Q5: Where do I find glx and the latest Mesa?

I don't believe glx is yet packaged.  Mesa: search for mesa in either
dselect or capt, or use "grep-available -P mesa" to find the packages
you want.




  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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