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Old 06-27-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question oh dear! i did something bad with apt?


hi.
i'm not quite sure what just happened to my debian box?
i just typed in
apt-get ugrade
and now everthing has gone bad. there was an option when it was installing a whole bunch of stuff asking me if i wanted to save settings and backup old configuration or something, but i can't quite remember what that was.
could somebody steer me into the right direction as to where i should start looking to resolve/restore this issue?

thanks
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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can you post what's in your /etc/apt/sources.list? How long ago was your last upgrade? Other things you feel you need to mention?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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here it is.
my last ugrade would have been a long time ago. perhaps 6 months.
i get a whole bunch of module errors that fly past way to fast to read
that i am not familer with then at
starting MTA (which i thought i swtiched off)
it restarts. if i run recovery mode i can get to a # prompt but will
restart in about a minute of typing.

now my computer restarts before it finishes loading linux, i can get
to recover mode but only for a brief time before it restarts again.

i have a split win/XP demudi boot up. could someone tell me if i was
to reinstall demudi from the CD-ROM. will it overwrite my bootloder
and grub stuff. or will it just take on the partitions and leave
windows alone for a full reinstall.

thanks

btw demudi is from www.agnula.org

#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main extra local
### BEGIN DEMUDI
# these lines were automatically edited by demudi-base, don't touch!

# aGNUla/DeMuDi APT repository, should be enough for most people
deb http://apt.agnula.org/demudi testing main local extra

# Debian testing snapshot. Uncomment this line if you want to access
# the whole Debian pool
deb http://snapshot.debian.net/archive/2004/07/14/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
### END DEMUDI

# deb http://piem.homeip.net/~piem/debian binary/

# deb http://sindominio.net/~caedes/debian/ unstable main

# deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main

# deb http://ftp.fi.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

# deb cdrom:[aGNUla/DeMuDi 1.2.0-rc1 - i386 Binary-1 (20040826)]/ extra/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[aGNUla/DeMuDi 1.2.0-rc1 - i386 Binary-1 (20040826)]/ unstable extra local main
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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it may be that when you did an apt-get upgrade, it took all the packages that are new since you last upgrade, and this caused things to break.
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starting MTA (which i thought i swtiched off)
it restarts.
that is odd. perhaps a guru could help you with that? Anyone else wanna take a shot?
 
  


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