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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect
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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect



Well, I don't remember if I was in the same session.  But, I installed
(again) on a different system (at work), I read Pete's doc (to which I have
some edits).  On my new system I can't get X to work (surprise surprise).

But I ran: XF86Setup

seems to be alright now, except there are too many resolutions, that is, I
can hit cntl-alt +/-  8 or 9 times to make a complete cycle.  Most don't
display correctly

Jay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 12:09 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] jay and dselect


> jay, i just had a thought.
>
> did you _just_ install the system?
>
> in debian, sometimes a package won't fully set up because of a
> dependency issue, just like with rpm.
>
> unlike rpm, dpkg is very intelligent about such things.  it'll set the
> package up for installation as much as it can before bailing.
>
> then when the dependency works itself out, the partially configured
> package will automatically configure itself.
>
> very often, the dependency works itself out in the same session.  kind
> of like this:
>
> bar is not installed on the system.
> foo depends on bar
> you start a session to install a bunch of packages including foo and bar.
> for some reason (another dependency, perhaps) dpkg tries to install foo
>    before bar.
> in the same apt-get session, bar gets installed
> at this point, foo COULD be installed, but you need to start another
>    session.
> next time you start an apt-get session, foo will be configured since bar
>    is fully installed and configured.
>
>
> this is why, when you upgrade from potato to woody, very often you need
> to do something like this:
>
> cat /etc/apt/sources.list | sed -e 's/stable/testing/g' > tmp
> mv tmp /etc/apt/sources.list
> dselect update
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> while (error messages) {
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> }
>
> in other words, you keep doing apt-get dist-upgrade until no more error
> messages about dependencies appear.  dpkg is smart enough that they WILL
> get worked out.  it might take 3-5 tries to fully complete.
>
> btw, dependencies aren't the only thing that can cause this.  a full
> /var partition can also cause this sort of thing.  in that case, you can
> do an
>
> apt-get clean
>
> to remove packages that were downloaded to your system but have already
> been installed.
>
> pete
>
> ps- and for heaven's sake, stop reinstalling your system!   :-)
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