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Re: xserver-xfree86 fiasco!

Kevin Mark wrote:

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:
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
Errors were encountered while processing:
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.
done! no luck.
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?
This is what I get. Not sure what you did?
 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
I'm not sure what I did either. Now when I try "apt-cache show xserver-xfree86":

westk[@westk03]:home/westk> apt-cache show xserver-xfree86
Package: xserver-xfree86
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Installed-Size: 14828
Maintainer: Debian X Strike Force <debian-x@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Source: xfree86
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1

So, it would seem that your .deb is probably okay.

You're not out of drive space on any partitions, are you?

You might try aptitude instead of apt-get, as in "aptitude install xserver-xfree86"; it's my understanding that aptitude logs better than apt-get does, and the logs might shed some light on the matter.


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