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Old 06-03-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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fix a debian broken system


I am using debian on a desktop computer. Something happend with the harddrive and at boot the debian system try to fix the problem. The ting is that after that some libraries where lost and the system is not working correctly. I did an apt-get dist-upgrade that help now I can use X but not gome.

Is there any way I cas use apt-get or other tool to fix this kind of problem?

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Old 06-03-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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Try apt-get --fix-broken
if it doesn't work you can try
apt-get install --reinstall gnome
This will trigger a full reinstall of gnome (provided that gnome is a meta-package like kde), it should work ...
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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I was looking at the APT-How To. It states that the command is as follows:

#apt-get --reinstall install gnome.

I am still fairly new to Debian, so I do not know if both statements will work, but I did use "apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xfree86" to reinstall a damaged xserver. I wish I had know about --fix broken. If I type in apt-get --fix broken, will it repair (or attempt to repair) all broken packages, or do you have to list a package to repair?

Good Luck!

 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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Well it appears to work either way install --reinstall or --reinstall install.
the --fix-broken option will atempt to fix broken dependencies
 
Old 06-08-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for your answears, but I have no succes. TheŃ
#apt-get --fix-broken
It does not recognize the command.

I also try the:
apt-get install --reinstall gnome

But I get this error:

Code:
debian:~# apt-get --reinstall install gnome
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/10.3kB of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gnome -- is libgnome2-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
(Reading database ... 134195 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gnome 64 (using .../apt/archives/gnome_64_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gnome ...
Setting up gnome-applets (2.8.2-3) ...
/usr/lib/gnome-applets/mc-install-default-macros: error while loading shared libraries: libbonoboui-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing gnome-applets (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Setting up gnome (64) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gnome-applets
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
So it seems that the gnome-applets are the problem. I try to reinstall those applets and I get this errors:

Code:
debian:~# apt-get --reinstall install gnome-applets
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up gnome-applets (2.8.2-3) ...
/usr/lib/gnome-applets/mc-install-default-macros: error while loading shared libraries: libbonoboui-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing gnome-applets (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gnome-applets
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Please help me, I havent had time to read the documentation, but I would need this computer working soon. I can still use it without gnome, but I dont think it is the only damage package.

Greetings
 
Old 06-08-2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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see this thread......

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=331569
 
Old 06-03-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Ya, its working fine

This working fine: apt-get install --reinstall gnome
But, it will take more time to complete!!
 
  


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