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Re: unstable packages: dpkg errors


Thanks for your response to my badly directed question (sorry for that).
In the meantime I have solved my problem.


Gerfried Fuchs wrote:

 First of all, debian-www ist the most unappropriate list for your
report, it has nothing to do with the websites at all and this list is
about coordinating the Debian website.

Am Donnerstag, den 06.09.2007, 12:51 +0300 schrieb Anca Vamanu:
I have added sources for unstable packages in my /etc/apt/sources.list and run apt-get update.Now I get all kind of errors of unmet dependencies.. that make my system practically not operable. When I try to run apt-get install for any package I get:

 When you are using unstable you are expected to find your own way -
minor issues like these happen regularly in the unstable archive, hence
its name.

/usr/sbin/update-texmf: line 12: mktemp: command not found
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

 mktemp is part of the mktemp package, maybe something happened to that,
even though it's a required and essential package.

What I will very much like is to go back to the previous version of my system .. with only the stable packages.. but I suppose there isn't a way to do this.

 There is, although it isn't supported and might bring up other errors:
You have to set up a preferences file which assigns a priority of over
higher than 1000 to the packages from stable.  Again, this isn't
supported, and some package maintainer scripts might give you pretty
strange errors when doing that.

Do you have any suggestions?

 Restore from your previous backup.  If you don't have one, start making
some, especially when dealing with unstable.

 So long,

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