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Re: apt-get problem

i had a lot of install problems with apt-get on install

i succeeded in the end by only installing a few base packages. (X and gnome and dial-up utils) and the using apt-get to fill in the gaps.

At 11:26 PM 8/24/2000 -0500, T. Tilton wrote:
>I have tried to install potato 2.2 r0 from the official CD's
>onto a completely new drive and am having problems with getting
>the install to complete.
>I booted from the binary CD #1 and went through the setup to install
>the distro on the new drive.  Then after hours of wading through and
>selecting all the additonal packages I wanted installed I started the 
>"Install" procedure from dselect's initial menu screen.  Everything was 
>going fine for a little while but then quite a few packages failed to
>completely install correctly.  Each of these failed packages had this
>syntax error at /usr/sbin/install-info line 122, near ")        unless"
>syntax error at /usr/sbin/install-info line 326, near "unless"
>Execution of /usr/sbin/install-info aborted due to compilation errors.
>printed to the screen.  I tried numerous things to get the packages
>to install completely. (i.e. apt-get -f install, apt-get --fix-broken
>dist-upgrade, dpkg -i <package> ...etc) none of this was successful.
>The installation aborted each time with the same error.
>I tried running install-info with the --version arguement and it
>failed producing the same 3 lines of error message. 
>What is strange is I did an apt-get dist-upgrade on a
>system with slink installed and the upgrade went flawlessly.
>I am stuck here.  I have spent numerous hours trying to find what
>is wrong but have come up empty handed.  If anyone has any ideas
>I would be grateful to hear from them.
>Thanks a lot.
>Tracy Tilton
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