Re: Problem: update hell: apt-get gives segmentation fault consistently
No special treatment for newbies aside from recommending the essay 'How to
Ask Questions the Right Way' in the case of obtuse questioners. You don't
match that, so I'll go right into troubleshooting.
Please post your /etc/apt/sources.list file - 'testing' used to be the same
as 'lenny', but has not been since 14 feburuary when lenny was declared
stable, with version 5.0. I'm imagining two sources in the file mismatching
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> So how do I extricate myself out of this mire: I'd love to obtain a working
> "apt-get" that doesn't hit
> a segmentation violation, but the only mechanism I know of to get a new
> version is to use the existing
> (broken) apt-get, hence I am in "catch 22" situation!
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you could always manually wget the latest apt-get package (and its
dependancies) and and use dpkg to install them - but let's save that howto
for if it's actually needed.