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Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby bulldozer2003 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:34 pm

I added Debian squeeze to my sources.list to install a specific package. Later, forgetting I had done that, I noticed the upgrade manager notification and let it "upgrade" everything. :oops: doh!

I thought it was strange that the Debian wallpaper was being displayed at the gdm login screen. At first I thought ecryptfs had just broken since I got the ICEauthority error trying to login via gdm. Then I started to notice more weirdness. Finally I backed up ~ and deleted it to force a new ~ to be built.

I was greeted with GNOME 3 :? Confused

Then I realized what I had done.

Who wants to help me fix this?! It'll be fun!!! :lol:

First I need to find a clean version of sources.list, this is what I have:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import #Added by software-properties
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby bulldozer2003 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:22 pm

I found this thread covering sources.list viewtopic.php?f=197&t=79533 and changed my sources to match point 1.5:

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    deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
    deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free

    # deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo
    # deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo

    # deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    # deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

    # deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
    # deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free

    # deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
    # deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free


Attempting to install the mint-meta-debian package results in:
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mint-meta-debian : Depends: mint-meta-common but it is not going to be installed
                    Depends: mint-meta-codecs but it is not going to be installed
                    Depends: nautilus-gksu but it is not installable


Uncommenting the stable sources make nautilus-gksu available, but then:
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 nautilus-gksu : Depends: libnautilus-extension1 (>= 2.30) but it is not going to be installed
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:59 pm

let's see:
1- play with sources.list without fully understand its "power" is dangerous :wink:
2- having squeeze enabled wouldn't affect the updates, because the pkgs in squeeze have lower v. number than in wheezy; your "problem" was having deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free in the sources.list (and i say problem with commas because it should be there and what happened was normal: you got an update to gnome3 - as we all did)
3- anyway, in the process, i think all the update got messed up :lol:

so we need to know exactly what repos you have now
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inxi -r
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby bulldozer2003 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:01 pm

I know the power, just abused it.

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby zerozero on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:35 pm

bulldozer2003 wrote:I know the power, just abused it.

fair enough :lol:

all the rest looks fine (a standard LMDE-testing repo), but unless you have a good reason, this
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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
is doing nothing there (stable is so far behing that you won't get any updates from there)

so now, what's the output of
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby bulldozer2003 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:44 pm

I think I realize what I am seeing is just the same complaint as in this thread: updated to gnome 3 and Mint Look&Feel gone?

I mistook the loss of everything minty for everything coming from debian, rather than everything switching to gnome3.

The one thing that I was upset the most about was how I got errors regarding the .ICEauthority and I had to move and re-create a fresh user home directory to login.

For S&G I added Ubuntu 11.10 repos to source.list and refreshed the upgrade manager. That looks like a fun upgrade...

I hope you guys release some updates to add the mintyness back to gnome3.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Upgrade manager installed debian squeeze

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:39 pm

bulldozer2003 wrote:For S&G I added Ubuntu 11.10 repos to source.list and refreshed the upgrade manager. That looks like a fun upgrade...

Thanks for the help!

if it's not broken yet, it will be :shock:
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