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#1 mos



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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:48 AM


I'm having trouble with synaptic. I have several broken packages, but when I click 'fix broken packages' or try to install/upgrade any package, it insists on removing 292 other packages. I think the problem may have arisen when I tried to get gcc working. I now seem to have gcc 3.3 and gcc 4.0, but I can't remove/upgrade either due to the above mentioned problem.


#2 danleff


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:14 PM

What distro and version of Linux are you using? Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu....?

Did you by chance try to upgrade the system, or only update packages?

These are two seperate functions.

#3 bloody



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Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:49 PM

Well, it looks and smells like some flavor of Debian or derivative thereof... This is a lovely problem that I've had many times.... If you're feeling daring, you could remove what it is you need to remove, making note of what else gets removed in the process. Then to re-install anything it removed that you needed (preferably quickly, logging out or rebooting before you fix things can be a bad thing).

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 01:03 AM

two command i would try before just uninstalling, first update the sources

apt-get -f install
dpkg --configure -a
then i would try to remove the packages if those did nothing.

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