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Old 08-16-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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xserver-xorg under squeeze


hi

I cannot reinstall xserver-xorg under squeeze:
Code:
# aptitude reinstall xserver-xorg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done  
The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
  xserver-xorg 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
E: I wasn't able to locate file for the xserver-xorg package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
Writing extended state information... Done
E: I wasn't able to locate file for the xserver-xorg package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
E: Internal error: couldn't generate list of packages to download
Howto solve this problem or where can I download xserver-xorg as a deb package?
 
Old 08-16-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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sounds weird, but you may find a link to download the package at the bottom of this page:
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/xserver-xorg

[btw: i couldnt figure out the difference between installing xserver-xorg and xorg yet, i usually install xorg]
 
Old 08-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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I'd be interested to see what's in your /etc/apt/sources.list,it works just fine for me:

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ade@Pc1:~$ aptitude -s reinstall xserver-xorg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done  
The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
  xserver-xorg 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 225kB of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
Would download/install/remove packages.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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my /etc/apt/sources.list:
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deb http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
 
Old 08-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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That all looks good to me.
Did you try aptitude update before trying to reinstall the package?.
You could also try a different mirror.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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That all looks good to me.
Did you try aptitude update before trying to reinstall the package?.
You could also try a different mirror.
aptitude update is already done, but it doesn't help.
Which mirror should I try?
 
Old 08-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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Just for example try:

Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
Then try:

aptitude update
aptitude reinstall xserver-xorg
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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Just for example try:

Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
Then try:

aptitude update
aptitude reinstall xserver-xorg
thx, but I'm still getting the same problem.
Perhaps is my xorg or xserver-xorg package corrupt.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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Code:
# aptitude remove --purge xorg xserver-xorg
# aptitude update
# aptitude install xorg xserver-xorg
solved this problem!

greetings
cccc
 
Old 08-17-2009, 03:32 AM   #10
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Glad to hear you worked it out.
When removing packages with aptitude you can use the command:

aptitude purge package

And then to remove any leftover files do:

aptitude purge ~c

It would also be a good idea to use the thread tools to mark this thread as solved.
 
  


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