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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] upgrade Messup debian7 to debian9

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:10:34 -0700

On Saturday 17 March 2018 10:35:53 Frank Lienhard wrote:
> due to a misunderstanding with my co-admin, the following happend:
> the trinity sources where removed in the sources.list and afterwards 2
> Dist upgrades where performed:
> wheezy(7) -> jessie(8)
> jessie(8) -> strech(9)
> now I'm unable to get rid of the installed trinity packages:
> apt-get purge *-trinity
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> E: Unable to locate package *-trinity
> E: Regex compilation error - Invalid preceding regular expression
> E: Couldn't find any package by regex '*-trinity'
> But there are installled packages:
> dpkg -l | grep trinity
> ii  akregator-trinity                     4:
>    amd64        RSS feed aggregator for KDE
> ii  amor-trinity                          4:
>    amd64        a Trinity creature for your desktop
> ii  ark-trinity                           4:
>    amd64        graphical archiving tool for Trinity
> ii  arts-trinity                          4:
>    all          sound system from the official KDE release
> [lots more]
> Any advie, how to procede?
First off, co-admin is a bad idea, but you probably know that already. I could 
not abide another person installing or removing items without my knowledge. 
Only one person can be admin on my system, but then I don't like sharing 
either computers or toothbrushes. 

Second, did you try searching for *-tde to purge other items? Sometimes things 
get removed as dependencies. Also, try searching with weird terms like 
*trinity*, *tde*, etc., just to be sure. 

Third, do you have another DE installed, or that you can install, like lxde or 
whatever? Also slim is a good idea. If necessary, remove everything tde or 
trinity (including the desktop-base-trinity and anything trinity-core or 
tde-core) then start over. You can use another minimal DE to get online and 
download packages. 

Finally, I gave an account of my quick & dirty methods in a separate post; 
this saves me a lot of time, and I don't keep fumbling round with problems 
like this. 


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