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Old 04-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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may I remove nfs?


I'm running a debian SID distrib, and last time I did an upgrade, something must have gone wrong.

SInce then, each time I do an "apt-get install", I'm getting the following error:

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
May I remove nfs? or is it used by anything else?


Old 04-03-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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I believe NFS is "Networked File System". It's the way linux boxes share files among themselves (as opposed to Samba, which shares files between linux and Windows). I have a box at home that I didn't even compile NFS support into the kernel because it's the only linux box I own, so I don't expect to have to share files...

So I guess my stance is that you can remove it safely if you're not sharing files with other linux boxes. You can always reinstall it if you need it...
Old 04-04-2006, 01:23 AM   #3
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To fix that error, try "apt-get -f install".

This tends to fix most problems with apt-get. If this doesn't work, try reinstalling nfs and then uninstalling again, because this sort of error seems to happen if packages are not uninstalled correctly.

As pljvaldez said, if you don't use nfs there is no reason that you can't install it.

I hope this helps
Old 04-13-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
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thanks for your answers.

The "-f" option mised with some "apt-get update" helped with fixing the problem

thanks a lot


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