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Old 02-05-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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apt-get errors


I have just set up debian on a brand new machine. I used the sarge net installer then when installation was complete made sure that I had stable, testing and unstable apt sources. I have done this many times before with no problem.

I have installed a lot of stuff with no problem using apt-get and synaptic, they seem to work but I get a lot of wierd error messages in the terminal output. I was wondering if anyone could explain what it means and what I should do to sort it:

String found where operator expected at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 96, near "die sprintf(gettext(""
(Might be a runaway multi-line "" string starting on line 94)
(Missing semicolon on previous line?)
Bareword found where operator expected at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 96, near "die sprintf(gettext("debconf"
(Do you need to predeclare die?)
Unquoted string "debconf" may clash with future reserved word at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 96.
String found where operator expected at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 103, near "gettext(""
(Might be a runaway multi-line "" string starting on line 96)
(Missing semicolon on previous line?)
Bareword found where operator expected at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 104, near "$package, $confmodule"
(Might be a runaway multi-line ff string starting on line 103)
(Missing operator before dule?)
Unquoted string "dule" may clash with future reserved word at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 104.
syntax error at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 96, near "die sprintf(gettext(""
Unmatched right curly bracket at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 108, at end of line
syntax error at /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure line 108, near "}"
Execution of /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure aborted due to compilation errors.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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install woody(mininum install) and upgrade to sarge if you still have problems.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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I have the same in SID looks the be an error in apt. I got it since I downgraded from experimental to SID. It does nothing strange and you can still install stuff so I guess we just have to wait till an upgrade is available.
 
  


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