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Re: apt-get dist-upgrade broken: udev

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Tim Hunter wrote:

Brandon Kuczenski said:
Last night I was brave and attempted an apt-get dist-upgrade before I went
to sleep.  When I woke up this morning, the program had exited on an

The error was in installing udev_0.068-2_i386.deb -- it complained that it
needed a kernel >= 2.6.12 to install, and promptly quit.  I assume that
the specified kernel is part of the dist-upgrade, but I cannot find a
kernel-image-2.6.1[2-9] debfile in my /var/cache/apt/archive directory.

new kernels are part of the linux-image package, that should take care of
however udev requires that 2.6.12 is running to install

Okay -- so I need just a little apt-get help. How do I get apt-get to ignore the broken dependencies long enough to download and install linux-image-2.6.12-.....? Right now, every time I use apt-get to do something, it tells me that dependencies are broken and advises running 'apt-get -f install', which fails.

A deeply troubling question: why did dist-upgrade break my system in this manner?

Thanks in advance,

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