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arzgi
post Sep 7 2009, 07:59 AM
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I tried Zdevil's debian-rootfs (eabi) first. Installed fine to my SL-C3100,
but soon after installing a few debs from official mirror, dependency
problems made apt so broken that I could not install anything more.
First time ever I used sid, I've been running stable Debians on my
desktop pc's for years. I thought, it was just unstable sid.

So tried titchy, then oabi kernels, but they all led to the same
result. Errors that apt gives all usually something like "chown:changing
ownership of file n\465\235 [or any arbitary x\nnn\nnn]: No such file
or directory". Funny thing is, when I execute post-install script of
problematic .deb line by line, works then like it should.

Thought microdrive was dying, changed to cf-card. Did not help.
Next thought, Z's "hd-driver-chip" is corrupted, Bought another
used SL-C3100, but I'm still where I started.

I really cant get it, what causes this? Any hint appreciated.

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maemorandum
post Sep 8 2009, 12:14 PM
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QUOTE(arzgi @ Sep 7 2009, 05:59 PM) *
I tried Zdevil's debian-rootfs (eabi) first. Installed fine to my SL-C3100,
but soon after installing a few debs from official mirror, dependency
problems made apt so broken that I could not install anything more.
First time ever I used sid, I've been running stable Debians on my
desktop pc's for years. I thought, it was just unstable sid.

So tried titchy, then oabi kernels, but they all led to the same
result. Errors that apt gives all usually something like "chown:changing
ownership of file n\465\235 [or any arbitary x\nnn\nnn]: No such file
or directory". Funny thing is, when I execute post-install script of
problematic .deb line by line, works then like it should.

Thought microdrive was dying, changed to cf-card. Did not help.
Next thought, Z's "hd-driver-chip" is corrupted, Bought another
used SL-C3100, but I'm still where I started.

I really cant get it, what causes this? Any hint appreciated.


My personal experience in using the actual debian repositories is, that they update their debs too often without controlling the dependencies. Another problem ist, that they daywise kick out the security holes and simply delete applications.
I may be wrong but my solution for avoiding any dependency and installing problems is not to use the actual mirror than better to use only one of the timefixed debian snapshot repository. Mine is dated to April 2008.
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arzgi
post Sep 9 2009, 08:21 AM
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My personal experience in using the actual debian repositories is, that they update their debs too often without controlling the dependencies. Another problem ist, that they daywise kick out the security holes and simply delete applications.
I may be wrong but my solution for avoiding any dependency and installing problems is not to use the actual mirror than better to use only one of the timefixed debian snapshot repository. Mine is dated to April 2008.


My personal experience, using stable debian is, that there never has been any dependency problem. And actually
these dependency problems were just result of local installation errors. As I said, running post init script manually
did not cause any error.

Last case, tried to dist-upgrade etch to lenny, and bash refused to install, then x11-common, and after that soon
I could not install anything, frustrating. Thanks for your toughts! Maybe I soon must change distro, to my big
dissapointment. (Sorry for quoting wrongly maemorandun, long day behind, I really need to go to bed _soon_ blink.gif)
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post Sep 10 2009, 04:52 AM
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QUOTE(arzgi @ Sep 9 2009, 06:21 PM) *
My personal experience, using stable debian is, that there never has been any dependency problem. And actually
these dependency problems were just result of local installation errors. As I said, running post init script manually
did not cause any error.


Yes, you are a lucky man (if you donīt need those wicd, aircrack-ng, ettercap-ng, ifconfig, hostapd, xmms1, yelp, iceweasel, kexec)
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