Re: Anyone Care to Critique my Apt Preferences? (was Re: apt-cacher as package rollback buffer)
On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 11:41:26AM -0800, Freeman wrote:
> > > My ego may be the more delicately balanced but my system is the more
> > > precious. :)
> > This squeeze testing cycle has been rough because of major transitions.
> > My recent upgrade in one of the multiboot setup from stable to unstable
> > caused unbootable system.
> Yep. I've never lost a file-system in 7 years of Debian until the
> xserver-xorg/mesa upgrade.
Wait... you did not loose file system. I am writig from ex-unbootable
system :-) This is typical unstable situation. Data are there. Just a
broken boot system.
You just need to boot system with another partition or from live CD and
chroot into unbootable system after fixing obvious problem like broken
/etc/resolv.conf. Then update system with good deb via aptitude in chroot.
I have had several broken grub/lilo previously, too. These are easyones
> In which case, I pin the rolled back version to 1001. The preferences file
> can live on in moderation for the sake of learning.
Or, just use "sudo dpkg -i old-package.deb" (maybe in chroot).
Please read "Chapter 2. Debian package management"