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Re: kernel, udev, hal problems

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 04:26:19PM +0800, Wei Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> I met a problem today when I was trying to 'apt-get upgrade' my testing debian. Now apt doesnt allow me to install any packages, like this:
> # apt-get install wordnet-dev
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   hal: Depends: udev (>= 0.063) but 0.056-3 is to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
> And when I do 'apt-get -f install', it says that:
> # apt-get -f install
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Correcting dependencies... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>   udev
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   udev
> 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> 1 not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B/310kB of archives.
> After unpacking 270kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
> (Reading database ... 123001 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace udev 0.056-3 (using .../archives/udev_0.068-2_i386.deb) ...
> udev requires a kernel >= 2.6.12, upgrade aborted.
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/udev_0.068-2_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/udev_0.068-2_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Does it mean that I have to upgrade the kernel? And if so, how should I do that? Because apt dont let me install any package now...
> BTW, I am wondering that if the new kernel installation command should be 'apt-get install linux-image-686' on my P4 machine.
> Any Clue? Thank you in advance.

1.  Please don't thread hijack.

2.  Have you done an `apt-get update` recently?


Roberto C. Sanchez

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