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Old 12-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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problem with loop while using apt-

when i try to do apt-get upgrade or apt-get install anything
i get an error that i dont know how to fix.. i think it is because i let my computer sit for a long time without upgrading it.. but im not sure.. the error reads:

E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package ef2sprogs 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: Inernal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs

now, before i posted here. i searched on ef2sprogs and found out that it is a system file and i dont understand much more then that about what i read, unfortunately i am not much of a hacker, i just use debian because i am an anarchist and i support open source and encryption.
Old 12-08-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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Try typing this:

apt-get -o APT::Force-LoopBreak=yes install e2fsprogs
And if that doesen't solve the problem try to add this line to your apt.conf (located in /etc/apt)

APT::Get::Force-LoopBreak “true”;
Hope this helps you out
Old 12-08-2005, 08:48 PM   #3
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thanks a lot.. before i asked the question i looked in the man pages for apt and apt-get and the information on how to do it just wasnt there.. i think this solved the problem.. it got me a new version of ef2sprogs but hopefully my machine will stay stable while i try to upgrade
Old 12-08-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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I liked apt-get and synaptic... before yum
Checked out yum for you

Summary: Utilities for managing the second extended (ext2) filesystem.

The e2fsprogs package contains a number of utilities for creating,
checking, modifying, and correcting any inconsistencies in second
extended (ext2) filesystems. E2fsprogs contains e2fsck (used to
repair filesystem inconsistencies after an unclean shutdown), mke2fs
(used to initialize a partition to contain an empty ext2 filesystem),
debugfs (used to examine the internal structure of a filesystem, to
manually repair a corrupted filesystem, or to create test cases for
e2fsck), tune2fs (used to modify filesystem parameters), and most of
the other core ext2fs filesystem utilities.

You should install the e2fsprogs package if you need to manage the
performance of an ext2 filesystem.


I only use ext3 now.
Why? 'Cause it was recommended. (Few years back...)

And now I use yum instead of apt-get/synaptic
because it can find updates that apt-get can't.

(You rebel you !)


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