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Re: Woody upgrade page could mention apt-utils

On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 12:12:21AM +0100, Tim Baverstock wrote:
> > > I had problems with a missing apt-utils package. Should that be added to
> > > the command you suggest running before the dist-upgrade:?
> > >
> > > apt-get install dpkg apt debconf
> >
> > Er, how does not having apt-utils affect the upgrade? I did several
> > upgrades without that thing and everything is working just fine.
> I kept seeing the message
>   debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
> while using apt. Once I installed it with dpkg, the message went away. 
> I'm not experienced with this stuff, so if it sounds fishy, I'm probably in 
> error, but I had some problems with pre-Woody KDE and Mesa packages, which 
> seemed to choke apt completing the majority of packages. Running dpkg 
> --configure --pending sorted out those packages, and once I'd installed 
> apt-utils with dpkg, when I jiggled the KDE and mesa libraries, they were 
> fully configured without my having to resort to dpkg.

That was probably a coincidence :) The above message is purely
informational, arguably it shouldn't even be printed...

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