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Old 01-15-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Big aptitude problem


I am using debian and I install programs with aptitude. Something went wrong with dependencies and I made a forced correction... Now it is completely broken it wants to install 27GB... Luckily, I havent confirmed the changes. My question is: Is it possible to make aptitude forget about the unconfirmed settings?

Thanks in advance,
you would save my server's life ;-)
Old 01-15-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Which version of Debian? Is it also trying to remove lots of stuff?
Old 01-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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It's a joke isn't it?
Old 01-15-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Where is it planning to get 27GB of packages?

Try running apt-get -f or removing the package that you forced then update.

Debian Distro Stats on sarge... 15749 packages, 1472 maintainers, 29193 MB installed size, 9115 MB compressed size
Debian Distro Stats on etch... 18684 packages, 1723 maintainers, 41370 MB installed size, 13464 MB compressed size.
Debian Distro Stats on sid... 19816 packages, 1777 maintainers, 45862 MB installed size, 15225 MB compressed size.

My system isn't even 27gb and thats with almost 2k packages installed and with 2 yrs of usage.
Old 01-16-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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I don't use that much aptitude but would these kind of options help?
Maybe others?

man aptitude
Old 01-16-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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It wasnt a joke... it was true. I have fixed it by installing an unstable version of aptitude which has an option called "Cancel pending actions"...


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