Re: Package installation errors
Thanks for the response Pete. I did notice some errors during the
upgrade and dist upgrade options. But most unfortunately, there was a
power outage before I could capture the errors. So, if I have to
revert everything back to the stable version - Sarge, what are steps
that I need to follow ? Few things that I can think of from my limited
1) My /etc/apt/sources.list has the following :
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main
I assume, I need to change this to :
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free ?
That should start updating the packages from the stable versions ?
2) After this, is it as simple as :
apt-get -u dist-upgrade ?
Also, is there a way to find out what version of stable debian is
installed on my system ? I am guessing it is woody but how can I
On 12/17/05, Peter Nuttall <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 06:05:00PM -0700, Ram wrote:
> Hi all,
> i am a new user of linux in general and debian in specific. I recently
> updated my system with the following commands :
> #apt-get update
> #apt-get upgrade
> #apt-get dist upgrade
I'm guessing that you upgraded to unstable, which lives up to its name.
> kotapc:~# apt-get -f install
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Correcting dependencies... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
> The following packages will be upgraded:
> 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 50 not upgraded.
> 559 not fully installed or removed.
this 50 not upgraded, 559 not fully installed business is worrying me.
Are you sure your upgrade and dist-upgrade worked?
> Need to get 0B/278kB of archives.
> After unpacking 307kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> (Reading database ... 101947 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace udev
0.056-2 (using .../archives/udev_0.076-6_i386.deb)
> udev requires a kernel >= 2.6.12, upgrade aborted.
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/udev_0.076-6_i386.deb
> subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Right now, the sid kernel images are broken. see
http://wiki.debian.org/TopicDebianDevel for more infomation. Thats
messing up udev, which as you see wants a recent kernel image.
> So what am I doing wrong ?
I feel I should warn you off running unstable. Its going though a lot of
work right now, which means massive breakages. Also, before sarge was
released, everyone ran unstable or testing becuase woody was too old. I
feel that sarge is still reasonably current.
> Thanks for the help in advance
Sorry I couldn't be more help