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

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:56:30 +0100
On Monday 17 September 2012 20:11:32 David Hare wrote:
> On 17/09/12 16:10, Lisi wrote:
> > I started again.  I installed a fairly basic Squeeze system, I then
> > installed LXDE (without a hitch), then desktop-base-trinity, also without
> > a hitch.  I used only the official repository.
> Are you sure you did <aptitude update> first? Post your sources.list,
> let's have a look at that, and anything that's in sources.list.d.

Yes, quite sure.  I successfully installed desktop-base-trinity!

Sources.list is not yet complete.  I am adding only as necessary until I am 
under less uncomfortable conditions.  And until I am reasonably sure that I 
am not about to reinstall.  So it is as nature and Debian intended, with the 
sole addition of the one Trinity line.


# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 _Squeeze_ - Official amd64 NETINST
Binary-1 20120512-20:40]/ squeeze main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5 _Squeeze_ - Official amd64 NETINST
Binary-1 20120512-20:40]/ squeeze main

deb squeeze main
deb-src squeeze main

deb squeeze/updates main
deb-src squeeze/updates main

# squeeze-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb squeeze-updates main
deb-src squeeze-updates main

# Trinity repositories
squeeze main

sources.list.d is empty.

I have done as little the same way as I could.  Apart from update and upgrade, 
nothing was the same.  And I broke what I was doing into smaller and smaller 
pieces in order to try and get the output a reasonable length.  Whatever I 
did, I got the same result.  I entirely agree that PEBKAC comes into this, 
but have no idea what I need to put right.

I have done this successfully, with no problems at all, quite a few times, so 
I too am puzzled.  But I am running out of variables to change, and 3.5.12 
would be a great deal better than nothing.  Unless I can trace what is going 
wrong, I shall try 3.5.12 and your Live CD.  I'll try what you suggest for 
that.  But I also have a friend who uses nothing but USB-key "CDs", he hasn't 
even got an optical drive, and he is coming over, so I'll pick his brains if 
I haven't solved it by then.

Thank you for your generous help.