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Old 06-12-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
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ximian has broken my apt

A few days ago, I happily installed Ximiam Desktop 2. And it rocks! But, later on when I did an apt-get update, everything was broken. First, my rpm database was broken, but I could fix this with:
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm -vv --rebuilddb

But, apt still doesn't work. When I do an apt-get update, apt-get hangs on 66% when he tries to read my Package List:

[root@homebase lists]# apt-get update
Get:1 redhat/9/i386 release [1168B]
Fetched 1168B in 0s (2074B/s)
Hit redhat/9/i386/os pkglist
Hit redhat/9/i386/os release
Hit redhat/9/i386/updates pkglist
Hit redhat/9/i386/updates release
Hit redhat/9/i386/freshrpms pkglist
Hit redhat/9/i386/freshrpms release
Hit redhat/9/i386/os srclist
Hit redhat/9/i386/updates srclist
Hit redhat/9/i386/freshrpms srclist
warning: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
Reading Package Lists... 66%

I get the warning of the exclusive lock because I tried apt-get several times. And everytime I tried, apt-get hangs and I can't kill those processes. That's why apt-get can't get an exclusive lock. But this is independant from the 'Reading Package Lists' which hangs at 66%. Anyone knows how I can fix this? Because I would *really* like to have apt and synaptic back!

By the way, it seems that some other people have the same problem as me (look in the previous messages for the original one).

So please help me out!
Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah, I'm running Redhat 9
Old 06-12-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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Have tried to reinstall apt?
Old 06-12-2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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Yes, but that didn't worked either


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