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Old 06-17-2016, 06:20 AM   #1
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Apt-get is broken after unexpected shutdown


Apt is broken on my server after i got shutdown in middle of an installation.

Any idea on how I can fix this? I want to keep libc6 version 2.13-38. The problem happened after someone added wrong version in sources.list

Running debian 6.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Someone? Someone has the root password, obviously. Could that someone be kicker86?

Why are you still running 6? Wheezy is Oldstable, Squeeze is history. Trying to update it is pointless, other than getting security updates, if any. You can try fixing sources.list and running another update. Other than that, I have no suggestions.
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please post output of
cat /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
and also run a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
(and post its output)
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rerun apt-get update and see if things auto-correct. If the install is important to you, then back it up before risking further damage. The libc6 and bin-utils stuff is kind of dangerous to fiddle with, but hopefully that's not what went south.


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