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Old 01-22-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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Lenny Update Killed Wine

I am running Lenny on my spare HD. Applying the most recent updates has meant that starting any application under Wine or the Wine configuration kills the X session and dumps me to the command line. All other programs are functioning without issue.

In Synaptic I can see what group of updates caused the Wine fault.

Is there a way I can roll back these packages to the previous versions?


Old 01-22-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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Uninstall them, perhaps?

The only rollback functionality I can think of, is in Synaptic, you can save all of your package markings (upgrades, installs, purges, removals, etc.) to a plain text file. In which case, save the package markings BEFORE you make any changes (mark something for install/removal/upgrade). So, when you install something, and something else that you need dies, just run Synaptic and load the old package markings.
Old 01-22-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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If you know what the packages are called, they should be saved in /var/cache/apt/archives ... search for them with something like ls | grep *packagename* find the previous version and dpkg -i *package* to install it again. thats all the help I can offer...
Old 01-22-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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BTW, Lenny is the current name for testing. It will break your system, eventually. Especially a different version of Xorg. Only way to see what might cause problems before updating is to install apt-listbugs. Saved my skin soooo many times I can't count them...
Old 01-22-2008, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm at work now and will do some digging in the archives when I get home. I'm sure the situation is salvageable with some manual intervention. Just like Slackware...

Thanks also for the apt-listbugs hint.

I will post results.
Old 01-22-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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Hello, i had the same problems few days ago, i purged wine, reinstalled and nothing, then i reinstalled my video card drivers, this case nvidia, and worked fine. Try doing it. I really don't know why i did that or what was the problem, the only thing i know is that worked.

So if you have a nvidia card, get the latest nvdia card, kill gdm and install it.
Old 01-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #7
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pliqui you got it.

I have an NVIDIA card and use the proprietary legacy drivers. I've seen some Wine weirdness in other distros following kernel updates etc. and a reinstall of the driver fixed Wine here.

Here is the commit log from Synaptic, and I assume the xserver-xorg-core update was the cause of the breakage.

Commit Log for Sun Jan 20 10:22:12 2008

Upgraded the following packages:
avahi-daemon (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
debconf (1.5.17) to 1.5.18
debconf-i18n (1.5.17) to 1.5.18
dictionaries-common (0.90.0) to 0.90.1
file-roller (2.20.2-1) to 2.20.3-1
gdm (2.20.2-1) to 2.20.3-1
gnome-applets (2.20.0-1+b1) to 2.20.1-2
gnome-applets-data (2.20.0-1) to 2.20.1-2
gnome-keyring (2.20.2-1) to 2.20.3-1
gnome-system-monitor (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.2-1
klogd (1.5-1) to 1.5-1.1
libavahi-client3 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-common-data (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-common3 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-compat-libdnssd1 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-core5 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-glib1 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libavahi-qt3-1 (0.6.21-4) to 0.6.22-2
libdevmapper1.02.1 (2:1.02.20-2) to 2:1.02.24-3
libfreebob0 (1.0.3+svn443-2) to 1.0.7-1
libgcrypt11 (1.4.0-2) to 1.4.0-3
libgcrypt11-dev (1.4.0-2) to 1.4.0-3
libgnome-keyring0 (2.20.2-1) to 2.20.3-1
libgtop2-7 (2.20.0-1) to 2.20.1-1
libgtop2-common (2.20.0-1) to 2.20.1-1
liborbit2 (1:2.14.7-0.1) to 1:2.14.10-0.1
libpango1.0-0 (1.18.3-1) to 1.18.4-1
libpango1.0-common (1.18.3-1) to 1.18.4-1
libsane (1.0.19~cvs20071213-1) to 1.0.19~cvs20071213-5
libshout3 (2.2.2-1) to 2.2.2-2
libtotem-plparser7 (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
sysklogd (1.5-1) to 1.5-1.1
totem (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
totem-common (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
totem-mozilla (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
totem-plugins (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
totem-xine (2.20.1-1) to 2.20.3-1
xserver-xorg-core (2: to 2:

Installed the following packages:
libsane-extras (
totem-gstreamer (2.20.3-1)
Thanks for your assistance.



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