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Month: September 2012

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

From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:34:05 +0100
On Sunday 16 September 2012 18:32:55 Lisi wrote:
> On Sunday 16 September 2012 18:23:19 Slávek Banko wrote:
> >
> > I tried now to a very clean machine (my builder == not containing
> > anything other than the basic system). To:
> >
> > aptitude install desktop-base-trinity kde-trinity
> >
> > I get:
> >
> > 0 packages upgraded, 553 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not
> > upgraded. Need to get 367 MB of archives. After unpacking 950 MB
> > will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
> That's what I expected, what had previously happened and what I did. 
> The question is: is the problem hardware, software or mushyware (my
> brain)?  And what do I do about it??
> Thanks for your reply, Slavek. :-)
> Lisi

It may pay to test the CD/DVD drive.  I've had odd problems like this 
and traced it to the optical hardware.

In one instance the download was fine but the burn to a DVD turned out 
to be bad, but it passed verification.  Checking on another machine the 
burnt disk failed MD5.

Since then I've made a point of comparing the MD5 given by K3B with the 

One way of checking the optical drive is to test a known good DVD by 
having the disk check itself and comparing the checksums.


Best Regards: