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re: tasksel, first time with debian

On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 22:36, Bret Comstock Waldow wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 22:56, Iain Buchanan wrote:
> >  Hi all,
> Tell me if I read this right, or what's different:
> You're installing Debian from scratch, no pre-existing files.


> You've completed the initial install, and can boot to, and log in to a
> console.


> You're trying to run tasksel under those conditions?

yep...?  Is that a leading question!?

> Did you try to use tasksel to install X Windows during the initial
> install (the first time tasksel was presented)?

yep, this is where I first got the errors

>   Did you also select
> "Desktop" from tasksel?


> Have you run any install program besides tasksel (apt-get, or aptitude)?

I tried apt-get, but didn't install anything.  I also had a look at
dselect, but again, I didn't install anything.

> What does your /etc/apt/sources.list file contain?

Unfortunately, I can't get the exact contents while I'm at work.  From
memory I had two cdrom entries first, then some au mirrors, then a
debian security site.  The install set all these up for me.

>From another attempt at work, where I get the same results, this is what
my sources.list file contains: (I'm sure the original one didn't have
all those ^M's)
deb cdrom:[Debian Disk 2^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M^M]/ pool/
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r1 _Woody_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20021218)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main

deb http://mirror.pacific.net.au/debian/ stable main
deb-src http://mirror.pacific.net.au/debian/ stable main
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main

The results I get from running tasksel and selecting X window system are:
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
  x-window-system: Depends: x-window-system-core but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: lbxproxy but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: proxymngr but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: twm but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: xdm but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: xfwp but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: xnest but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: xterm but it is not going to be installed
E: Sorry, broken packages

Thanks for your help,
Iain Buchanan <iaindb@bigpond.com>

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