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Old 06-17-2004, 07:11 AM   #1
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Debian apps install with dselect,tasksel or aptitude always crash.

Ok, here is my problem. I'm *trying* to install debian sarge with the beta installer (110mb cd). I have the woody cds and my network is working so installing apps shouldnt be a problem. I tried tasksel, dselect and aptitude and all 3 won't install. Well, with dselect and aptitude I usually get unfixable dependencies errors... But I tried tasksel and choose a couple of things and it still won't install and give me packages errors or something I can't quite remember the error message. I really want my apps to work cause right now I have nothing on it and I can't seem to be able to install anything... Any ideas? I wan't mostly my kde desktop up and running with useful apps like text editors such as gedit, apps like xmms, xine, some games and other apps. I thought debian was supposed to fix depenencies by itself but mine never fixes itself and browsing through 15000 apps and fix broken packages is really long and I tried yesterday for like 2 hours and I always end up having like 10 broken packages then I remove 1 and there I have like 150 broken packages and I have to start all again. If anyone can help me it would be appreciated as I tried fedora, mandrake and redhat and I thought they were a little bit too noobish especially mandrake and redhat.

Sorry for long text but thanks for the help.
Old 06-17-2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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install the minimum and use apt to upgrade and install the rest.
Old 06-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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If I understand your post correctly, why are you trying to install sarge from CD if you have woody already running with a working network? Change your sources.list to include testing instead of stable (either with apt-setup or by hand)
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I meant I added my woody cds + network in the sources list of apt-get. But whenever I try to run taksel , aptitude or dselect and I try to install packages, theres always an error. I tried installing only x with tasksel and I got an error aswell... I guess they don't work so I'll have to use apt-get...
Old 06-18-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
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I am no expert but it sounds like you mixed sarge and woody and the dependecies are mixed up


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