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Old 02-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
sgcanning
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Unhappy When I try use apt-get' to install plugins/programs I get an error with pcmcia


Hello,
This is my first post to these forums. I sincerely hope that I am in the right place. Please forgive me me if I am not.
I am very new to Linux and I have been dealling with my problem for the past 9 days. I have installed Debian to my hard drive from a DSL disk. It seems like it is an old distripution (kernal is Linux 2.4.26 on i686). I saw that there was an old version of Firefox that desparately needs to be upgradeed. I tried to install the latest version with out any luck. It was the same situation when I tried to the install Flash Player plugin. I then tried to upgrade the distribution by doing the following:


root@box:~# apt-get update
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Release
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/contrib Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Release
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Release
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Release
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Release
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/non-free Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/contrib Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/non-free Packages
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/non-free Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Sources
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/contrib Sources
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/contrib Release
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/non-free Sources
Hit http://ftp.debian.org etch/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists... Done
root@box:~#



Then I went for the upgrade:


root@box:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
adduser apt apt-utils base-passwd bash bsdutils busybox bzip2 cdrecord cloop-utils
console-common console-tools coreutils cpp csh debianutils deborphan dhcp3-common
dpkg dselect e2fsprogs eject fdutils file findutils fluxbox fontconfig grep gzip
hostname hotplug ifupdown joe less libao2 libaudiofile0 libblkid1 libbz2-1.0 libc6
libconsole libdb1-compat libdb3 libesd0 libexpat1 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6 libgcc1
libglib1.2 libgtk1.2 libid3tag0 libjpeg62 liblocale-gettext-perl libmad0 libmagic1
libncurses5 libogg0 libpam-modules libpam0g libperl5.8 libpng12-0 libpopt0
libssl0.9.7 libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 libstdc++5 libtext-charwidth-perl
libtext-iconv-perl libvorbis0a libvorbisenc2 libvorbisfile3 libwrap0 libxaw7 libxft2
lilo linux-wlan-ng login mbr menu mkisofs modconf module-init-tools modutils mpg321
ncurses-base ncurses-bin net-tools netbase netkit-ping nfs-common nvi passwd
pcmcia-cs perl-base portmap ppp pppoe pppoeconf pppstatus procps psmisc pump
rxvt-beta sed ssh sudo tar tcpd ted-common tinyirc unzip usbutils usbview util-linux
vorbis-tools whiptail wireless-tools xbase-clients xfonts-75dpi xfonts-base
xlibs-data xmms xterm xutils zlib1g
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 123 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up pcmcia-cs (3.1.33-6woody1) ...
update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/pcmcia: file does not exist
dpkg: error processing pcmcia-cs (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
pcmcia-cs
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root@box:~#





I recieve this error no matter what plugin/program/package I try to install:

Setting up pcmcia-cs (3.1.33-6woody1) ...
update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/pcmcia: file does not exist
dpkg: error processing pcmcia-cs (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
pcmcia-cs
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)






I then tried to install the pcmcia package:

root@box:~# apt-get install pcmcia-cs
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
e2fslibs e2fsprogs libblkid1 libc6 libcomerr2 libdevmapper1.02 libselinux1 libsepol1
libss2 libsysfs2 libuuid1 lsb-base module-init-tools pcmciautils tzdata
Suggested packages:
gpart e2fsck-static glibc-doc pcmcia-modules
The following NEW packages will be installed:
e2fslibs libcomerr2 libdevmapper1.02 libselinux1 libsepol1 libss2 libsysfs2 libuuid1
lsb-base pcmciautils tzdata
The following packages will be upgraded
e2fsprogs libblkid1 libc6 module-init-tools pcmcia-cs
5 upgraded, 11 newly installed, 0 to remove and 118 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/6698kB of archives.
After unpacking 3502kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
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
root@box:~#




This scared me a bit so I searched the internet for a solution where I found people had the same problem I have, but the solutions given, which worked for them, did not work for me.

I also tried using the dpkg and aptitude methods of installation, and with no luck.

I am desparately hopeing that some of you may help me.

Thank you for reading this.

Sincerely yours,
Sean
One frustrated Irishman in New York
 
Old 02-22-2010, 06:38 AM   #2
kaz2100
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Hya,

You have installed "etch", which is an old stable. Current stable is "lenny'

First, edit /etc/apt/sources.list (change etch -> lenny), then apt-get update, apt-get full-upgrade.

I think something changed with pcmcia package.

Hope this helps.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:57 AM   #3
sgcanning
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Thank you kaz2100,
I made the changes to the sources in my source.list and updated with no issue. When I went with the apt-get dist-upgrade, everything seemed to be going well until the kernal needed to be upgraded from 2.4 to 2.6. I attempted to correct this but had no luck.

Here is the last lines of the output from an apt-get dist-upgrade referencing the jernal upgrade and my feeble attempts at the kernal upgrade:

root@box:~# apt-get install -t etch linux-image-2.6
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package linux-image-2.6 is a virtual package provided by:
linux-image-2.6.26-2-xen-686 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-vserver-686-bigmem 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-vserver-686 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-openvz-686 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd64 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-686-bigmem 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-2-486 2.6.26-21lenny3
linux-image-2.6.26-1-xen-686 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-vserver-686-bigmem 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-vserver-686 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-openvz-686 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686-bigmem 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 2.6.26-13lenny2
linux-image-2.6.26-1-486 2.6.26-13lenny2
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package linux-image-2.6 has no installation candidate
root@box:~# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 2.6.26-21lenny3
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package 2.6.26-21lenny3
root@box:~# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-2-686-bigmem 2.6.26-21lenny3
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package 2.6.26-21lenny3
root@box:~# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 2.6.26-21lenny2
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package 2.6.26-21lenny2
root@box:~# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 2.6.26-l3lenny2
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package 2.6.26-l3lenny2
root@box:~#

Any ideas on how I can update the kernal to 2.6??? All help is greatly appreciate.
Thanks again kaz2100
 
Old 02-22-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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Read the release notes at http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/releasenotes. Ensure your Etch installation is up to date (aptitude update; aptitude dist-upgrade). Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and change all non-local mentions of "etch" to "lenny". aptitude update; aptitude install aptitude; aptitude safe-upgrade; aptitude full-upgrade.

During <etch->lenny>, apt may warn 'W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 4D270D06F42584E6'. Lenny's Release file is signed by two keys, only one of which you have. The chain of trust has not been broken and you can proceed with the upgrade. This is a different message to if you had untrusted sources. Once the lenny version of "debian-archive-keyring" is installed, the message goes away.

Last edited by craigevil; 02-22-2010 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #5
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Are you sure you don't actually have Sarge installed? I don't think Etch came with a 2.4 kernel. The 2.4 kernel is ancient. In any case, your best bet really would be a complete reinstall unless you have a lot of data that you can't backup.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 07:12 PM   #6
sgcanning
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Thank you everyone for your help. I tried all your advice but I still have problems. I reinstalled the same distribution (from DSL to Debian) since it is the only CD I have. I then repeated all your suggestions but had no luck. I even tried to burn a new CD with the latest Debian release ISO, but this also wouldn't work.

After I reinstalled I ran an 'apt-get dist-upgrade' command, but I again received an error. Here is the last few lines of the output:

//mirror.aarnet.edu.au oldstable/main wireless-tools 28-1+etchnhalf.1 [107kB]
Fetched 36.1MB in 8m43s (68.9kB/s)
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
root@box:~#



It's very disheartening to see output actually says "This is often bad,"

Anyway, if you guys see a way around this error I would greatly appreciate it. If not can you advise me how to upgrade Firefox and install the Flash plugin? I know I am asking a lot, but I do hope that you can help.

Thank you again for all your past advice and attention to my issue.

Sean
 
  


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