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Re: Help with broken Aptitude

Bryan Jackson <bryan@the-jackson-family.co.uk> wrote:

> I have a Debian Sarge box that was working fine until Sarge went stable.
>   Aptitude has started acting very strange,  in fact apt in general
> seems broken.  The symptoms are as follows.
> 1.  I have had no upgrades when when I run "aptitude update, aptitude
> upgrade" since sarge went stable.
> 2.  When trying to install a package from the command line using
> aptitude install <package> I get a "No installation cantidate" error.

Do you have pinning configured in /etc/apt/preferences?  I was experiencing
the exact same problem but just tried deleting this file and everything now
works again.

Mark Sawle                                         www.intellegit.com
Intellegit Ltd.
Developers of Gemini: multi-platform mail, news and calendar software

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