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Old 07-24-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
darkleaf
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apt doesn't fix all dependencies :(?


So today kde screwed up again. Second time this week and I don't know why cause it was working properly and I had been rebooting and succesfull getting in after my last root changes. But after an other reboot, only been user, it kept locking up at initializing system services. And after trying for a few hours nothing worked (gnome broke as well) so I went on uninstalling everything related to kde, gnome and xwindow system via aptitude. So everything was uninstalled and I deleted the X11 directories I could find with whereis.

Time to apt everything again. I apt everything and install all dependencies yet I end up with missing libraries and no startx or xinit. Note that the /etc/X11 directory did come back I didn't check the other though. I have the packages that should be needed to get those commands so I'm going for a format again.

Is this normal that apt doesn't fix the dependencies properly and can I prevent this missing stuff in the future?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 01:56 PM   #2
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"Is this normal that apt doesn't fix the dependencies properly and can I prevent this missing stuff in the future?"

Maybe you are not using the appropiate commands. Have you read the APT-HOWTO?
IIRC, there are some examples of your problem, plus, KDE is not slouch when it comes to screwing up. Been running IceWM on my old box for 2 yrs, and XFCE4 on my wife's laptop, not ONE problem yet. (knock on wood).
 
Old 07-24-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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You could try using "aptitude purge kde gnome x-window-system" to uninstall kde, gnome, and X and remove their config files. Then you can do "aptitude --with-recommends install x-window-system kde gnome" to reinstall them with all the required packages.

See "aptitude --help" for more options.

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 07-24-2004 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:18 AM   #4
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If you are running a different system type (testing, unstable, stable) and then try to install something that doens't fit your current config you might run into problems IIRC.

Here's the Apt-How To

http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto

Good luck with your system.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help! That aptitude putge command is great that's what I should have used instead of going through all the packages with aptitude manually and delete everything with X kde and gnome in it.

Thanks for the help! Luckily I haven't done much in linux yet so no important files but I think I might make a backup partition this time
 
  


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