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Old 10-25-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
Neko|Con
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Reinstalling Debian Packages


Hi

When i tried to install samba it said i needed libcupsys2 so i ran "apt-get install libcupsys2" the only problem is that when i did that not only did it install libcupsys2 but it also removed half my system.. so now I'm wondering how i rerun the install packages part of the debian installation without having to format my linux partition :-/

running debian 3.1 sarge...
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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Err... install the packages you want the way you're used to? You may want to use apt-cache search or synaptic to find out which packages you want.

Btw, do you still have a working base system? If not, I think reinstalling is the easiest way out.

I would guess that your problem is caused by a C++ ABI conflict, but I'm far from sure.

Frankly, I'm not sure what your problem is, since you apparently know how to install stuff (samba in particular). Would you please be a little more specific?

hth --Jonas
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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yup my base system is working but missing ALOT of packages, therefore i want to run the part of the debian installation process that installed all these base packages if its possible.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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If the base system is working then just install the packages you need using apt-get or aptitude.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:41 AM   #5
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so I should try and reinstall about 30 packages that was isntalled during the debian install which names i dont remember with apt-get install? Alot of stuff is missing from my menus and i have no idea what all the package names are.. as it says under my name to the left "newbie"

cheers
 
Old 10-25-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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You can use apt-cache search (or apt-file, if you know the filename) to search for packages. Altenatively, you can use synaptic if you're into GUI tools.

Can you enumerate the programs you're missing?
* yes: search for them, using the above mentioned techniques
* no: why not?

hth --Jonas
 
  


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