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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Installing Trinity on Squeeze: problem with recommends

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:40:00 +0100
On Saturday 15 September 2012 10:26:06 Lisi wrote:
> Hello all :-)
> I am doing a fresh install of Trinity, on a fresh install of Debian
> Squeeze, which so far has no GUI installed.
> After I issue:
> aptitude install desktop-base-trinity kde-trinity
> I get a list of 165 recommends and the question: do you accept this
> solution?
> Well, I think that there are 165, but the first that I can currently see is
> number 147.  Having dismally failed to find a way to see what I am being
> asked to agree to, I decided to accept all recommends, which might at least
> reduce the number of things on the screen and let me see what else, if
> anything, aptitude is telling me.  (Oh, I do miss konsole!)
> So I did:
> aptitude -r install desktop-base-trinity kde-trinity
> That made no difference at all.  Still a problem, still 165 recommends (as
> far as I can see), still:  do you accept this solution?  And I still don't
> know what "solution" it is recommending.  It might be suggesting _removing_
> 165 packages.
> So, in case I had gone bonkers and got the order wrong I tried:
> aptitude install -r desktop-base-trinity kde-trinity
> Same result.  :-(
> I am fresh out of ideas.  I have had enough physical problems building this
> computer, without software problems as well. :-(

Seeing this on the list gave me an idea I ought to have thought of sooner:  
try apt-get.  I am in the process of doing so.  It has listed teh [problems 
mor ecomprehensibly, saying what dpends on what and what isn't gouing to be 
installed.  so I am now trying to install those packages manually.

As I say, this is a fresh install.  If necessary I wipe the drives and start