Re: upgrade a packge
Could you post the contents of the file
/etc/sources.list - did you try 'apt-get -t testing
install perl' or 'apt-get -t unstable install perl'?
Even perl in stable depends on libdb2 >= 2:18.104.22.168-7.
Looks to me like you might have cd's in your
--- Vivek Kumar <email@example.com> wrote: > Thanks
for help. I did that and I got following:
> #/root # apt-get install perl
> 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
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet
> perl: Depends: libdb2 (>= 2:22.214.171.124-7) but
> 2:2.4.14-126.96.36.199.c is to be
> E: Sorry, broken packages
> On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 12:08, Simon Tod wrote:
> > --- Vivek Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi
> > >
> > > I need help to upgrade a certain package. I used
> > > following command:
> > > apt-get upgrade perl
> > > Once I do this it gives me a list of packages
> > > goes back to the
> > > prompt. I see perl-base in the list.
> > > Can I upgrade single package ?? There is
> > > also in the list so if
> > > I upgrade all the packages I am afraid that
> > > will also get
> > > upgraded and so is the configuration files. I
> > > want to affect my
> > > mailing system.
> > > Any Help !!
> > >
> > > --
> > > V Kumar
> > >
> > >
> > If all you want to do is upgrade a single package
> > you need
> > apt-get install perl
> > Depending on what's in your /etc/sources.list file
> > might have to add a '-t testing' or '-t unstable'
> > the command to ensure you're getting the one you
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