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Re: fixing broken apt

Please keep it on-list. You'll have a better chance of getting help from
the experts and the solution will be archived in Google should anyone
else have similar problems in the future.

On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 05:05:19 -0900
Oliver Savage <oliver.savage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks.
> The top readout is showing the same process over time. I can kill it
> just fine. The problem is that it doesn't give me any errors. I
> removed the apt.conf earlier today and ran "apt-get update" for a few
> hours when I came back it was still just sitting there with no output.
> No matter what apt-* command I run I get the same thing, absolutely
> nothing.

Ah, it wasn't clear in your previous e-mail whether the top output was
after you used Ctrl-C to stop apt-get or before. 

> Is there something I can do to at least find out where apt is
> breaking? Or would reinstalling be easier? Does this mean I get to
> learn how to debug now? (please say no to the last one) :p

Does "apt-get -v update" produce any extra output? Sorry, but I'm out of
ideas, so I'm taking the 'debug' approach. :-) 


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