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Re: apt-get dist-upgrade broken: udev

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 01:31:47PM -0400, Brandon Kuczenski 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
> >>error.

> >>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
> >things.
> >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.

Add sarge back to your sources.list and run apt-get install udev/stable to
downgrade udev.  Then install the linux-image package of choice.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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