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Re: apt-get install -f fail, please help

Dear Bruce or any linux er:

Hi Bruce, thanks your reply and hint, it work most of it ,
progeny:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
 abiword apache apache-common apmd apt ash autoinstall balsa base-config
 bzip2 communicator console-data console-tools console-tools-libs cvs
debhelper debian-policy dh-make dia discover dnsutils dpkg elm-me+ eog eperl
 eterm fileutils freetype2 gabber gedit gftp glade-gnome glimmer gmc
 gnome-applets gnome-control-center gnome-core gnome-help gnome-panel
 gnome-panel-data gnome-session gnome-utils gnomeicu gnucash gnumeric gnupg
 gnus groff gs gsfonts imagemagick libaudiofile-dev libbz2 libcapplet-dev
 libcapplet0 libdps-dev libglib1.2 libglib1.2-dev libmagick5 libnspr4
 libpam-modules libpanel-applet-dev libpanel-applet0 librep9 libwww-perl
 lprng mc-common mozilla netpbm netscape ntp openssl parted perl-5.005-doc
 psgml python-dev python-doc python-gdk-imlib python-glade python-gnome
 python-gtk python-numeric rep rep-gtk rep-gtk-gnome samba samba-common
 sawfish-gnome shellutils slrn smbclient sox squid ssh swig sysklogd
tetex-bin textutils util-linux vflib2 vim-gtk vm w3-el-e20 wget xchat-gnome
 xemacs21 xemacs21-bin xemacs21-mule xemacs21-support xemacs21-supportel
 xlibmesa-dev xlibosmesa-dev xpdf xscreensaver xserver-8514 xserver-agx
xserver-common xserver-common-v3 xserver-mach32 xserver-mach8 xserver-p9000
 xserver-s3 xserver-svga xserver-xfree86
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 124 not upgraded.

it did not have error, but the upgrade is left alots things still need to do
for complete upgrade all remaining packages

highly appreciate your or any linux users's hint or advice again

sincere Eric

Bruce Sass wrote:


# cd /var/cache/apt/archives
# dpkg -i --force-overwrite xlibs_4.2.1-3_i386.deb

then file a bug report... unless you are mixing packages from
different archives (stable, testing, unstable, 3rd-party),
in which case <shrug> and good luck.


- Bruce

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