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Re: broken installation

David S. Jackson wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed a system using dselect and got about 40 packages that
> were broken; they installed but are unconfigured.  Mostly they have
> dependencies that were covered in multiple deb packages.  Libraries of
> other files of the same name were redundant in several packages.  What do
> you do in a case like this?
I had that happen to me, I just went thru the stored files one by one
and did a "dpkg -i ***.deb" and wrote down the missing depends. It was
usualy one or two that were holding the whole thing up, something like
ncurses or libreadline or one of those. Installing them took care of
most of the problem. As your system gets more complete, you should not
encounter that problem.

Debian Linux! Where I REALLY went today!
Jim Smith   jim@oz.net

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