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Re: [trinity-users] KDE-Trinity 3.5.13 hung my machine

From: Ken Heard <ken@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:43:06 -0500
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Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> when you upgraded within TDE, then the upgrade was not complete. redo the 
> upgrade from a text console (<ctrl>+<alt>+<f1>).

Aha!  I remembered when I did the first upgrade by running command
"apt-get upgrade" 225 packages were upgraded, but 47 packages were kept
back.  Of these 47, all but four had either "trinity" or "kde" in its
name.  The other four were "lib" packages.  At the time the first 225
packages were upgraded, it occurred to me that I should as a second step
upgrade the other 47 packages; but I neglected to do so.

Now, taking my cue from Mag. Dr. Klepp did so.  Once again I ran the
command "apt-get upgrade".  Apt-get however identified the 47 packages
but refused to upgrade them.

I next decided to try the "aptitude upgrade" command instead.  The
response from that command stated that 46 of the 47 packages that
apt-get refused to install aptitude would install.  I addition, aptitude
would remove nine more packages and install five new ones.  It
recommended one more package but would not install it.

After all of the forgoing was finished, ctrl-alt-F7 revealed the login
screen ready for entry of user name and password.  I logged on and was
able to open Konqueror without difficulty.  (There was however a problem
with Konqueror which will be the subject of another post to the list.)

I am consequently quite curious as to why aptitude would install the
missing packages; whereas apt-get would not.  I could not find anything
in the release notes or the Debian installation instructions to indicate
that in upgrading to 3.5.13 aptitude should be used instead of apt-get.
 I initially used apt-get because the release notes and instructions for
the Lenny to Squeeze upgrade specifically recommended using apt-get
instead of aptitude.

Ken Heard, Toronto, Canada






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