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Old 06-25-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Problems with apt and synaptic

Hello all

I recently installed apt and synaptic on my Fedora 2 installation to install and update rpm packages.

The first time I ran synaptic, it downloaded the packages I requested. When trying to install the packages, I got an error sayings there was no key for dag(a repository I added to the sources.list file). After this, synaptic doesn't install anything althought the error is for one particular package.

Is there a key I need from the dag repository to be able to install packages from there?
Old 06-25-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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is the package still queued in synaptic to be installed?
Old 06-25-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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I don't see a queue.

I get the error, then the install dialog goes away and I get the normal synaptic interface.

It says at the bottom how many packages are to be installed. I had about 43 packages I wanted installed.

I tried just choosing one at time, but got the same error for each package.
Old 06-25-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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try to type at the console :

apt-get -f install

This gives apt permission to force file installation and overwrite old files in order to install the problematic packages. This should be a safe bet
Old 06-25-2004, 08:29 PM   #5
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I had that same problem. I edited the sources list and added some repositorys.. I uninstalled apt and synaptic and downloaded the apt rpm from the dags site and the reinstalled synaptic from there and that got rid of the error message for me.

Old 06-27-2004, 06:24 PM   #6
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That did it. Thanks, Slakjak.


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