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Old 11-06-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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apt troubles[ is my system broken?]

Hello all I am on Debian Sarge with 2.6 kernel.
When ever I try to install something with apt-get it says

debian:~# apt-get install numlockx
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: The package j2sdk needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

what should i do? I tried removing j2sdk but again......

debian:~# apt-get remove j2sdk
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: The package j2sdk needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I cant do anything with apt now. Any solutions?
Old 11-06-2005, 05:15 AM   #2
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Have you done anything with your sources? Since it have the app configured for doing some stuff but it can't locate it in the archive.

apt-get -f install
apt-get update.
It this don't work try downloading the app with
apt-get -md install j2sdk.
If this still fails I would try
apt-get --purge --force-yes remove j2sdk,
although this is not really recommended since it can be a little dangerous.

Note that I am not sitting at a Debian machine at the time so maybe I have some syntax errors within the commands. Fix them by using the man.

Last edited by Ephracis; 11-06-2005 at 05:16 AM.
Old 11-06-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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Hi. Both of my Debian boxes give me strange apt responses unless I do an occasional "updatedb". This seems to let everything know where it is at. If you have never done this it will sometimes set for quite a while acting like it is hung, be patient, depending on the amount of work it is doing it can take a while. Hope this helps.


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