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Old 03-24-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
kepler2
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e2fsprogs synaptic problem


Dear Gurus -
on my Debian-Sarge with kernel 2.6.8-2-386, using Synaptic I tried to remove my kdevelop,and got the following message:
"E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs"

OK: I can live with kdevelop not being removed, but then I tried to upgrade imagemagick, as a preliminary to installing perlmagick, and I got the same message. Perlmagick requires the same version of imagemagick, so I'm blocked. The message is sufficiently threatening that I'm afraid to try the APT::Force-LoopBreak.
Is there a way out of this?

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the trouble to even look at this....

Peter
 
Old 03-25-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Only solution is to remove e2fsprogs and reinstall it again. However this is dangerous operation. It will remove lots of packages. Personally I did it 4-5 times and you need to keep tab on what is removed when you typed the command:
apt-get remove e2fsprogs

So if you are experienced do it (take data backup first). You can see some info @ http://www.cyberciti.biz/nixcraft/fo...opic.php?t=190
 
Old 03-25-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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..thanks..

Nixcraft -
many thanks for your reply and your kind advice, and the warning with it.
In fact, the way you took looks far too hairy for the likes of me.
In the meantime, I've seen another thread here dealing with the problem, and the bugreport on debian. The writer on debian doesn't acknowledge it as a bug, and suggests we took the wrong path with our installation.
I'm thinking now of a complete upgrade of my installation (hasn't been done for 10 months), but am afraid that even that might not solve it, and a complete reinstallation might be the only way out for me. Then, the question arises whether stable or testing: after this, I might go for stable.

Peter

PS: I read the Bhagavadgita many years ago, and thought it a source of great wisdom.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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kepler2,

Go with stable

Reinstall not required as I said earlier but need to be very careful if it is production box.

And yes "Bhagavadgita" is a source of great wisdom I am glade that you read it.
 
  


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