Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-28-2003, 03:01 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
apt-get question

hey people

i have been getting these error messages for a while now, and they don't seem to cause any problems.

debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gnome -- is libgnome-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog

I get that error message just after i have downloaded a package with apt-get and it is getting ready to install it.

i assume it's just because i dont have the above apps. installed, and it dosen't cause any harm, right?
Old 08-28-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Debian Sarge
Posts: 259

Rep: Reputation: 30
You're right, no problems will be caused by this. But you can make the messages go away by running

# dpkg-reconfigure debconf

and selecting something other than gnome.
Old 08-28-2003, 03:20 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
okay thanks man


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
apt-get -d question crispyleif Debian 6 11-17-2005 09:23 PM
a question about apt MaTrIx709 Debian 2 11-13-2005 09:27 AM
apt-get Question ? moby Linux - Newbie 13 07-27-2004 08:34 AM
Yet Another Apt-Get Question akk Linux - Newbie 1 03-28-2004 02:44 AM
question about apt shane25119 Linux - Software 3 02-19-2004 12:13 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration