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Old 01-27-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
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Debian is unstable


Recently I have installed Debian3.0r2 on a 14GB partition. During the installation I have selected "All Packages". However I am ended up with a very unstable system. Can someone tell me how I can get rid of conflicting packages. Can it be some other reason as well?
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Old 01-27-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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I suppose some package are broke or the default kernel coming with Debian isn't good with your hadware.
I suggest you to take the "minimal" debian install (I think the cd is something like 30 MB) and to install things you need one by one. It takes longer but it will gives you a very stable system without useless things. Oh and make sure to recompile a SOURCE kernel right after you installed.
I use a debian computer as a router here and it is very stable, minimal uptime of 2 months (usually it reboots cuz a new kernel version is out).
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Old 01-27-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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You can't have conflicting packages installed if you use apt/dpkg. It won't let you. Describe what your instabilities are and we might be able to diagnose them better. But, unless you've manually jerked with some stuff you shouldn't (e.g., installing things over top of packages), installed packages would almost definitely not make your system unstable.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:43 PM   #5
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Strike: well it SHOULD not but I can tell you some story and me and the testing tree of Debian.
Their packge are fine but sometime it still buggy :P
 
Old 01-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #6
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Hi Strike,

As I said it was a fresh installation and had not time to install extra stuff . After I logged in for the first time I wanted to check whether everything is fine. So I click on applications randomly. First problem was with Konqueror. I couldn't even open it. Then I restarted the computer and tried it again. For some reason Konqueror started responding. Debian showed me this sort of behaviour with many other applications on different sessions.

In the end I took the advice from Half_Elf and reinstalled the system with minimum applications. So far it works fine. I guess it wasn't something to do with my Hardware but some sort of a software conflict.

I have SuSE 9.0 prof. version in another patition. It actually works fine and I even had the possibility to remove all coflicting packages during installation stage. I was bit disappointed with Debian because installation Tool was crap.

However I still want to try it out.

Thanks for all the responses.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:41 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Half_Elf
Strike: well it SHOULD not but I can tell you some story and me and the testing tree of Debian.
Their packge are fine but sometime it still buggy :P
Testing is testing,
stable is stable
and unstable is unstable
 
Old 01-28-2004, 06:54 AM   #8
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markus1982 : of course but we don't know what he used so far... and Strike it is impossible to get a software incompatibility using apt... it should not but it is not always true.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:25 AM   #9
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Well that surely depends on the popularity of the package itself...
 
  


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