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Old 10-18-2006, 09:29 PM   #1
microwave135
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Synaptic Package Manager wont update


Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum and to Ubuntu. After coming from Slackware Linux, this Debian based distro is giving me some headaches. I am using Ubuntu 4.9 on a 386 PC.

I have just recently upgraded to Dapper, and I am trying to update my system. I need newer versions of several packages that Warty couldn't give me.

Whenever I try to apply all the new packages, Synaptic gives me the following error:

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.Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs

I know that this is a trite topic by now, but all of the current posts in all the forums I have looked in do not solve my problem. I have tried using the forcing option. Am I using it wrong? I tried it 2 different ways. This is my current apt.conf file:

// $Id: apt.conf,v 1.11 2003/02/23 16:14:11 dude Exp $
// See the apt.conf(5) man page for syntax and all available options

APT::Get::Force-LoopBreak “true”;

APT {
Clean-Installed "false";
Get {
Assume-Yes "false";
Download-Only "false";
Show-Upgraded "true";
Fix-Broken "false";
Ignore-Missing "false";
Compile "false";
Force-LoopBreak “true”;
};
};

Acquire {
Retries "0";
Http {
Proxy ""; // [u********/user***@hostort/[/url] (the stars there are so the forum will post my thread, gotta follow rules)
}
};


RPM {
Ignore { };
Hold { };
Allow-Duplicated { "^kernel$"; "^kernel-"; "^kmodule-"; "^gpg-pubkey$" };
Options { };
Install-Options { "--oldpackage" };
Erase-Options "";
Source {
Build-Command "rpmbuild --rebuild";
};
};




And it still gives the same message when I run Synaptic. What can I do to bypass this? And why is upgrading python such a pain in the rear?

-Dave
 
Old 10-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
binary_y2k2
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I have a simple rule in linux that I live by:
"When GUI fails, it's time for the command line."

So try doing the update with apt-get in a terminal
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you get any errors there they should be more helpful in finding out what you need to do.
 
Old 10-18-2006, 11:51 PM   #3
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i tried your suggestion

thanks for the post.

I know that the command line is really the best way, I just havent found a good tutorial yet, as Im still trying to figure out what Im doing.

I ran what you suggested as root, and here's what happens:


1289 upgraded, 441 newly installed, 80 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/1186MB of archives.
After unpacking 246MB 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


the same error as before, essentially. My apt.gonf file has remained unchanged, but it wont override the e2fsprogs conflict.

-dave
 
Old 10-19-2006, 12:58 AM   #4
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You need to upgrade using all the "jumps". That is, Warty->Breezy->Dapper->Edgy. You can't do something like Warty->Edgy since it'll break things.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 11:53 AM   #5
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It worked

Thank you Redeye2

Worked like a charm. I have been reading alot of stuff about upgrading package managing software in the past week, and that little bit was never mentioned. Thanks

-dave
 
  


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