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Old 10-03-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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dist upgrade - d'oh!


So, um, I screwed up. I realized that I still had regular ol' Sarge on my laptop, and knew very well that "Stable" does not mean "best for personal computing," so I went about upgrading the thing to "Testing." I did all of the source changes and everything, but I didn't realize I'd need to upgrade my kernel from 2.6.8 in order for everything to work.

Now, a bunch of my packages can't install because it needs a certain verson of udev, but I can't install that version of udev because it requires a certain kernel. So I went about installing a newer kernel, but it requires udev!

Is there a way I can fix this without getting my hands dirty compiling from source and/or rerolling the kernel? I'll do it if I have to, but I have a LOT of schoolwork to do and would much much rather there be a quick, apt-like automated process of fixing this.

Also, since there are so many incomplete software upgrades, CAN I even just put in a new kernel and fix everything by running another dist-upgarde? I know that it's way harder to downgrade than it is upgrade, so I wouldn't know if it'd also be hard to upgrade from an incomplete upgrade... (many programs that didn't upgrade no longer exist on my computer)

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Old 10-03-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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did you tried apt-get -f install?
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:12 AM   #3
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I tried that, but to no effect.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:29 AM   #4
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Download the kernel package from the Debian website (so, the pre-compiled kernel package of 2.6.8) and download the udev package manually. Then use 'dpkg' to install both at the same time:
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dpkg -i "kernel-package-name.deb" "udev-package-name.deb"
I don't know if it will work, but maybe it does.

Good luck.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:41 AM   #5
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This is where I'm confused that something went wrong. I already have 2.6.8 on my system, but it still complains that my kernel is not new enough. Is there a patched or updated version that needs downloading? Or is it more likely that something ELSE went wrong, and apt just THINKS it's the kernel?

Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 10-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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get 2.6.12 : http://packages.debian.org/testing/base/
 
Old 10-03-2005, 01:33 PM   #7
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Yeah I believe you need 2.6.12 for udev
 
Old 10-03-2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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Problem solved. After manually downloading the kernel, it still wouldn't install it, so THEN I tried -f install, and it figured out a way to pretty much shove the new kernel into place and then fix all the dependencies afterwards.

Thanks for the help!

My packages are all working again... I have a slight nagging worry that I didn't actually fully upgrade to "testing," but well, at least it works and the software is slightly updated.

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