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Month: August 2020

Re: [trinity-users] questions about upgrade to Beowulf/Buster - correction

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:22:37 -0700

On Thursday 27 August 2020 08:13:28 Michael wrote:
> On Thursday 27 August 2020 10:05:17 am Sl�vek Banko wrote:
> > Lately, I've been seeing more often that probably due to a malfunctioning
> > transparent proxy somewhere at the provider, I'm getting corrupted and
> > apt lists or damaged packages. And I have to download them repeatedly and
> > repeatedly and... For such cases, it usually helps me to set up apt to
> > know that the broken proxy is in the way:
> >
> > Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";
> > Acquire::http::No-Cache=True;
> > Acquire::BrokenProxy=true;
> Hi Sl�vek,
> For those of who don't know better, where would those commands go?
> Thanks,
> Michael
> PS:  I've had this happen (rarely) as well.

sudo apt-get --ignore-hold dselect-upgrade install 

Basically, I shoot until I hit the right thing, I do a test run on commands 
(scrolling through manpages - man apt-get), trying them out to see what they 
do, if their descriptions look worth pursuing. If in doubt try the -d option 
(download only, no install), then use cp -t your safe location, so that you 
can use dpkg to force install until you find out what works. (Then run 
apt-get -f install, to see what needs correction, or dpkg --purge --force-all 
if you get into really deep doodoo. 

Just do it by baby steps, so that you don't make extreme changes and end up 
with a broken system, and nothing left to do but reinstall from scratch.