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Re: apt-get install wants to remove too much

Thomas Schuett wrote:


when I do  apt-get install mozilla-browser

it answers:
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
 e2fsprogs sysvinit

It also wants to remove many other tings I actually need, like e2fsprogs or nfs-kernel-server.

How can I install the mozilla-browser without loosing other needed
or even essential packages? (An older version of mozilla would be
acceptable for me.)

I found a similar question under http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/09/msg05272.html but unfortunately this guy never got an answer. Hopefully I will have more luck.

Thanks for any help!
PS: I run a disk installation of knoppix, maybe knoppix 3.4


It is my understanding (and older experience), that installing Knoppix and then converting to Debian causes "issues" (which is why it's generally recommended to just start from Debian to begin with). It looks like you've run into some of those issues.

My guess is that in order to convert to Debian, lots of Knoppix-specific apps have to be removed. I'd make a list of those things that are being uninstalled, then let Debian do what it wants, afterwhich you can reinstall those things manually.


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