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Old 09-18-2005, 07:53 AM   #1
Triune
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broken synaptics package


Hi all - have run into a serious problem as the synaptic package manager is not working. I tried to install a driver for my brother printer (from the brother site) and it did not work. I then removed it via KDE print manager. When I was in synaptic I saw it was still installed, so I attempted to uninstall it. An error message came back (error 127 - mfc4800lpr needs to be reinstalled but I can't find the archive for it). Now, however, synaptic is not working as it will not display any packages at all. Same when I run Konsole - when I try to apt-get install something it tries to remove the mfc4800lpr package and the error message comes up and I can't get the desired package.

Newbie here and not sure what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Running SimplyMepis 3.3.1

Thanks

Bill
 
Old 09-18-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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Add repository to apt-get. it could be ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/
If you don't know how to add it using apy-get, use synaptic and gui wizard.
after that run on console:
@su
[type passwd]
#apt-get update
#apt-get install ........................ (whatever package)

 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
Triune
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thanks Slacker

I can't get into synaptic at all. The gui comes up but on the left side lists "all" but nothing else shows up. When I search for files nothing is found other - the custom button works but gives me the standard list but again no files/packages are identified on the right side. I can't even get that mfc4800lpr file to show up I added the repository and ran the apt-get update (I know I'm root as I entered my password) but the error message comes back, listed below:

root@2[triune]# apt-get install gnubg
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: The package mfc4800lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
root@2[triune]#

when I load synaptic the message comes up, as follows:

E: The package mfc4800lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.

W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

and when I click sections nothing comes up other than the all on the left side with nothing else listed. Not that I know all that much but I'm at a total loss.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Bill
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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There's something buggy going on with Mepis' sources.
For more info go to MepisLovers.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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Do you run Mepis Live or HD? Because if Live then it will not remember repositories. If you made HD install then should be no problem
 
  


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