#How can I recover debian?
Sorry that this is off topic but I cannot find out where to ask....
My 32bit sebian system is in a mess; not sure how it got like this but I
cannot installfixes or anything.
transcript is from apt-get
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 125455 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace base-files 7.1wheezy4 (using
Unpacking replacement base-files ...
At this stage it just hangs -- I have waited hours or minutes but always I
# ps ax | grep dpk
7141 pts/1 Ds+ 0:02 /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 17 --unpack
7148 pts/1 S+ 0:00 dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile /var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_7.1wheezy5_i386.deb
7149 pts/1 Z+ 0:00 [dpkg-deb] <defunct>
7150 pts/1 S+ 0:00 dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile /var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_7.1wheezy5_i386.deb
The defunct process is always there.
How do I get back to sanity? On or off list...please as thisis getting to