Re: 2 rather strange issues on my sparc running 'testing'
On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 02:50:57PM +0000, Chris Mutchler wrote:
> Okay, I've had this sparc for a year or so, and up until today it was
> running RedHat v6.2 without problems. I have gotten rather sick of
> RedHat recently, and having had such a good time with debian on my x86
> boxes, I decided to migrate this box over, with the intention of moving
> 2 others afterwards.
> Anyway, I've managed to get the base system installed, however I am
> having the following two problems...
> 1. When using vi to edit a file, it will not allow me to write any
> changes to disk after modifying them. I can create a new file using
> cat, and then copy it over to the correct file name, but vi just won't
> do it for me.
Are you running slink? That sounds like a problem that was resolved a
few years ago.
> 2. The second problem involves using apt-get. I am getting an error
> that a package has an incorrect 'Depends' field. The exact error is:
> dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 16078
> package 'tinyproxy':
> 'Depends' field, reference to 'libc6': version contains ' '
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
> If any of you have the wisdom that is needed to solve these problems, I
> would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
And this sounds like an even older dpkg bug.
Can you give me some details on the version of Debian you installed on
Debian - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo - http://www.deqo.com/
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