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Re: canceling apt-get install

On Sunday 04 September 2005 02:57 pm, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> I'm basically keeping up2date with testing. 'apt-get upgrade' wants
> to upgrade libc6 but the upgrade wants to first stop gdm. I did an
> 'apt-get install' of only a few programs but evidently one or more
> of them depended on the new libc6.
> Two questions:
> 1) Will stopping gdm kill my X session that I'm running apt-get in?
> 2) How do I tell apt-get that I *don't* want to upgrade libc6 just
> now? It insists on doing so and I can't install anything else in the
> mean time.
> --
> "With the first link, the chain is forged.  The first speech
> censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied
> chains us all irrevocably." -- Judge Aaron Satie (As quoted by J.L.
> Picard) Rick Pasotto    rick@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

1.) Stopping GDM should kill the session you are in. You can apt-get 
from a different VT, after closing any open docs..etc.in VT7.
2.)Put the existing libc6 package on hold, anything depending on the new 
libc6 won't be upgraded though.
Greg Madden

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