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Old 09-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question upgrade probem

apt-get upgrade


apt-get dist-upgrade

do not working for me.

it shows
Need to get 0B/302MB of archives.
After unpacking 17.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs
many days ago i hav moved to debian sid.

and yesterday i install debian from my testing installation cd (fresh install) (when sarge was testing). and i can't install any softwares for it.

need help.
Old 09-16-2005, 04:43 AM   #2
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This means, there is a cyclic dependency in your packages, I had this problem too,
the apt manual says you have to set/add
APT::Force-LoopBreak "On";
in your /etc/apt/apt.conf and then run apt-get install.

Don't forget to delete the entry afterwards (or set to "Off"), to re-enable this safety check.
Normally, those dependency problems must not occur (read man apt-get)

If you get this Error while using any apt-related program:

EE: Dynamic MMap ran out of Room
EE: ....
you have to raise the value of APT::Cache-Limit in /etc/apt/apt.conf

Old 09-16-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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thanx a lot.
Old 09-17-2005, 05:55 AM   #4
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I had the same problem. Downloading and using a newer version of the installer (net-install) solved it. I guess some parts of the installer where outdated.


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