I forget which package it choked on (maybe libpam0) ... basically a package
needs libpam0 but libpam0 cann't update till I've upgraded the other package, a
real Catch-22. So now it is stuck in this limbo state of packages installed but
not configured properly.
When I went back thru the documentation ... it warned me of this, I just did not
read it. My mistake, getting too lazy to read manuals.
I have avoided these problems on my laptop by just installing the base system,
then installing the packages one at a time via dpkg as I discover I need/want
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Adam C Powell
IV To: JParker@coinstar.com
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hazelsct Subject: Re: dselect
> G'Day !
> Yeah I tried to Upgrade my desktop with dselect instead of apt-get and dpkg
> And I trashed my system :-( I finally got it working enough to boot so I can
> recover my files, but unless someone can show me a better way, I will need to
> reinstall from scratch then do a restore from backup :-(
I don't understand. Doesn't dselect use apt-get to install software? (Unless
have the packages on a CD, I suppose.)
I've always used dselect, and if it did something that hurt the system, it was
always while running apt-get. Please explain further.
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