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Old 12-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #1
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recently I have installed debian squeeze6.0.6 on amd64 fx 4100 machine.The machine worked for two months fine. I have downloaded debian wheezy( testing ) dvdís and configured sources.list file for these and issued apt-get update command. Then I issued the command apt-get upgrade which was failed and given error message as unmet dependencies. Now when I issue the command apt-get dist-upgrade again the same error messages are appearing. I have googled a lot on how to solve unmet dependencies but none worked. Please help me.

I modified sources.list file enabling and disabling online wheezy repositories(main contrib testing updates) and issuing the command apt-get update in order to solve unmet dependencies.

Finally my package system is in an inconsistent state.

I am requesting you to speciy how to solve unmet dependencies and to upgrade my debian squeeze 6.0.6 amd64 to debian wheezy.

recently I have installed debian squeeze6.0.6 on amd64 fx 4100 machine. The machine worked for two months fine. I have downloaded debian wheezy( testing ) dvdís and configured sources.list file for these and issued apt-get update command. I modified sources.list file for disabling online wheezy repositories.

Then I issued the command apt-get upgrade which was failed and given error message as unmet dependencies. Now when I issue the command apt-get dist-upgrade again the same error messages are appearing so I thought my package system is corrupted.

After googling a lot I issued the command apt-get -f upgrade for solving unmet dependencies. The process has taken two hours and at last it asked whether to configure linux-base and I answrerd yes then the process struck there for three hours so I killed the process linux-base postinst after that the upgrade process was stopped. Then I issued the command dpkg --configure Ėa followed by apt-get install -f and again the process struck upto six hours. The package which is struck is memtest86.

Whenever I try to install a new package memtest86 configuration appears again and run for hours.

Please provide a solution for upgrading my squeeze-AMD64-6.0.6 to wheezy.

I am providing the output of the last command issued by me apt-get install Ėf

root@rupesh:~# apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
memtest86 memtest86+
Suggested packages:
hwtools
The following packages will be upgraded:
memtest86 memtest86+
2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4778 not upgraded.
13 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/382 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,645 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
memtest86 memtest86+
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 453591 package 'asused':
9': invalid character in version number
[master 4038a46] saving uncommitted changes in /etc prior to apt run
15 files changed, 46 insertions(+), 277 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz
rewrite console-setup/compose.VISCII.inc (96%)
warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 453591 package 'asused':
9': invalid character in version number
(Reading database ... 2856453 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace memtest86 3.5-2.2 (using .../memtest86_4.0s-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement memtest86 ...
Generating grub.cfg ...
cat: /boot/grub/video.lst: No such file or directory
Found memtest86 image: /boot/memtest86.bin
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found memtest86+ multiboot image: /boot/memtest86+_multiboot.bin
Here the installation process struckís.

Last edited by unSpawn; 12-07-2012 at 08:42 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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You installed Squeeze typed
Code:
apt-get upgrade
into a terminal and got an error message. Is that right?

Did you type in
Code:
apt-get update
before you typed in
Code:
apt-get upgrade
What is in your sources.list? could you post it up for us please? From the very limited information you have provided I doubt you have changed it at all.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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It is often best to post information asked for after the post asking for it. I am not going to reread the first post everytime so please, in future, add new information in a new post.

I asked, in my previous post, for you to post your sources.list up for us to see. I am not just going to take you on your word, even though I am asure it is fine, so please post your complete sources.list file here for us to see.

Occassionaly if I have trouble with apt-get I use aptitude instead. Try this command
Code:
aptitude update
and they try
Code:
aptitude safe-upgrade
Understand that you are trying to upgrade to a beta version of the next stable, there will be changes and some are very visible. There may be packages that are currently not able to be upgraded as you are trying to upgrade your entire OS from one version to another. I would actually recommend that you save your download bandwidth and instead download a current Debian Testing cd or dvd (dvd maybe better) and install Wheezy as a fresh clean install.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Recommend to "dual boot" Squeeze and Wheezy for a while, so you will always have a stable system.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #5
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Reinstall.
 
  


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