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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Problem with tdebase-trinity on amd64 system

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:47:42 +0100
Dne st 26. února 2014 Marc Chénier napsal(a):
> I lost my graphical desktop and now have only console access. This
> happened because I could not update the tdebase package with adept
> updater; there was always that one package left that could not be
> updated (something broken). So I thought I could fix this by removing
> the tdebase-trinity package from my system and then reinstalling the
> package fresh. So I rebooted and went into recovery mode to a root
> console and did that with apt-get remove, which also removed 2 other
> packages:
> ksmserver-trinity and tdebase-runtime-data-common-trinity
> Then I tried to apt-get install tdebase-trinity (and the 2 other
> packages) but could not do it because of an unmet dependencies problem
> for tdebase. About 20 packages are listed that need version pr82 and
> not version pr80 of tdebase. So I spent many long hours on various
> forums looking up info and did everything in the book: checked
> sources.list; did apt-get clean, autoclean, update, upgrade,
> dist-upgrade; tried apt-get install -f and dpkg --configure -a ;
> I also tried aptitude install which indicated it was going to install 3
> packages but then did not because of unmet dependencies and gave me
> only one solution: keep the 3 packages at their current version [not
> installed].
> I then thought of looking up the package on the TDE nightly builds
> website and noticed that superseded version 81 and published version 82
> were marked with a red X (build failures) for amd64 systems. Is this
> relevant to my problem? Does that mean it will be fixed and I just have
> to wait a while? If not, is there a solution or a workaround so that I
> can get my faithful TDE desktop back?
> Thanks ahead for any help
> Marc
> TDE 14 (nightly builds) on Ubuntu Precise installed from live TDE-CD on
> an amd64 board

Problem is that during building, packages common for all platforms are 
built only with i386. If for some reason delayed building other platforms 
repository is in an inconsistent state. As is the case now. 

In the case of the inconsistent repository is not a good idea to try to 
solve the broken update. It is preferable to hold the previous version 
and wait for new packages.

Now you have three solutions:

1) Manually download packages from the repository for the older version 
and manually install them.

2) On my builder I can build for you tdebase and somehow deliver to you.

3) The package you build yourself.