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Re: [vox-tech] e2fsprogs
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Re: [vox-tech] e2fsprogs

On Fri September 23 2005 19:47, David Hummel wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 07:30:43PM -0700, Richard Harke wrote:
> > I thought it might be a good idea to update firefox. So I did:
> > apt-get update
> > apt-get -s install mozilla-firefox
> >
> > I get a rather long list of packages to be updated, installed
> > and even removed. But also I get the message;
> > E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the
> > essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is
> > often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the
> > APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
> > E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs
> >
> > I have done a lot of googling and all the sites I have found agree
> > that this can cause "bad things to happen" But nothing more specific
> > or any other way to proceed. My only ext2 file system is /boot so
> > maybe my odds are better?? But one site indicated that this message is
> > the result of a bug in the dependencies. If that was so, maybe I could
> > just wait until it is fixed at Debian.
> Undoubtedly an apt bug, or issue on your system.  The mozilla-firefox
> package doesn't depend on e2fsprogs.  But _do not_ remove e2fsprogs.
> Most likely you're other partitions are ext3, which is just ext2 with a
> journal, in which case you need e2fsprogs.
> -David
Thanks for the input. My other file systems are ext3. I just did an
apt-get install apt which went thru with no problem but I still
can't update firefox. I guess I'll just have to go through the
packages looking for something oddball. (That's assuming there is
something amiss on my system)
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