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Old 09-16-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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Problem with apt-get

i've tried may times to update & upgrade using "apt-get update;apt-get -y dist-upgrade", but every time afterwards, i found all commands, including ls, mount, cd, etc, resulted a message: "Segmentation fault". i reset the system but it halted right after grub......

i have given up to upgrade but still want to install packages. however......

[root@localhost root]# apt-get install synaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package synaptic

may i know what have i done wrong?
Old 09-16-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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have u checked if ur internet is working? i'm not a debian user, but is there an apt-get config file tthat exists? becasue if there is then maybe u should change the server in the config file or specify which device it should use to access teh internet.
Old 09-16-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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I think you want to upgrade your apt first to get rid of the segmentation fault. I have had this and I could always fix it by only allowing one source (for me that's unstable) in your sources.list (comment the rest out). Then "apt-get update" shouldn't give you the segmentation error anymore. Do "apt-get upgrade" or "apt-get install apt" to upgrade apt. Then comment the rest out and do a normal dist-upgrade. If you're gettin the error again something else is wrong


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