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Re: xserver-xfree86 fiasco!



On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 04:04:04PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> Kevin Mark wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 09:54:53PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>Kevin Mark wrote:
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >>>Hi list,
> >>>after a recent dist-upgrade, there was some kind of installation error
> >>>which I tried to fix. After various attempts, I made things worse and
> >>>now I can not install xserver-xfree86.
> >>>This is the installation messages:
> >>>--------------------------------------
> >>>apt-get install xserver-xfree86
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >><snip>
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >>>Errors were encountered while processing:
> >>>/var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xfree86_4.3.0.dfsg.1-1_i386.deb
> >>>E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>I believe I'd start by removing /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xfree86* 
> >>and then trying again, just in the event that that file is corrupt.
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >Hi Kent,
> >done! no luck.
> >Thanks for the suggestion.
> >-Kev
> > 
> >
> Hmm, I just did an "apt-cache search xserver-xfree86" and didn't see any 
> packages that match the deb name you use above. Perhaps you're pulling 
> from a non-Debian repository, and their packages are broken?
Hi Kent,
This is what I get. Not sure what you did?
xserver-xfree86:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
  Version Table:
     4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 0
        500 http://ftp2.de.debian.org unstable/main Packages
        500 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages
        500 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main Packages
     4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4.3.0-7 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org sarge/main Packages
     4.2.1-6.ipv6.r0.6 0
        500 http://debian.concepts.nl sarge/ipv6 Packages
-Kev

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