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Fwd: Re: Upgrading to woody - the saga continues...



That remarkable Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 11:16, Peter Hugosson-Miller wrote:

>  The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   (list of 66 packages, including gdm, gnome-session, xfonts-base, sawfish)
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   (list of 22 packages)
> 36 packages upgraded, 22 newly installed, 66 to remove and 155 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/24.3MB of archives. After unpacking 54.8MB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
> 
> [snip]
> 
So the upgrade went OK, except that 74 packages were removed when it was 
> all finished. I used this:

What I mean is that either you should have the list of the removed packages or you may explain the problems you have due to those packages not being installed in your system.

For example, you had problems with gnome, and it came that gnome-session was not installed (it could not find /usr/bin/gnome-session). so when upgrading, you removed (without intending to do so) gnome-session. 

Now my question is: do you still have any other problem? If the answer is no, I do not see why you should worry about those removed packages. ;)

> 
> pehupc:~#  dpkg -l  | grep '^r'
> 
> ...which I thought would find them all, but only about 20 of them showed 
> up (a fact which I missed at the time). I did the required apt-get 
> install on these until dpkg -l  | grep '^r' didn't return anything more, 

The thing is that this command show the packages that have been removed. But also the packages that you have removed. That means that maybe you do not need to install all the packages you get using that command. For example, by using that command, I get packages that I do not want to install anymore. 

> If there is a choice (and this goes for X 
> as well), then I am not aware of it. AFAIK apt-get doesn't give you the 
> option to choose a version of a package, you get what's included in the 
> distribution.

if you only have in your sources.list debian oficial mirrors, then you are installing gnome1.4. Maybe you want to install gnome2.2, think it is worth. 


deb http://mirror.raw.no/ gnome2.2/
deb http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/mirrors.evilgeniuses.org.uk/debian/backports/woody/ gnome2.2/
 
If you add these two lines to your sources.list, apt will choose the highest version, i.e, gnome2.2. The way to choose between the packages you need is by editing your sources.list.

> My guess is that if I could find those dratted "--- Obsolete and local 
> packages present on system ---" then all would be revealed.

I do not know, my approach is easier. What is not working in your system? Everything is fine? So you did not miss any package. 

hope this helps

cheers,

P.S. sorry I cc. you. I did not mean to. 
-- 
Rodrigo Agerri
Dept. of Computing
City University, London
Tel: 0044 (0) 20 7040 0292
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~au700



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Rodrigo Agerri
Dept. of Computing
City University, London
Tel: 0044 (0) 20 7040 0292
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~au700

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