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Month: February 2014

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

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:02:37 -0900
On Wednesday 26 February 2014 08:47:42 you wrote:
> Dne st 26. Ășnora 2014 Marc ChĂ©nier 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 website and noticed that superseded version 81 and published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.

FYI, I have noticed the inconsistant state a few times, nightlies, amd64 
on Debian. The key is to not allow the package manager to remove 
important packages, not sure if Adept allows for that level of user 
involvement..I use the command line tools and watch for the 
pesky 'Removes". Waiting is the answer..does not help in your case :-)