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LMDE constant broken packages

Postby latinhawk on Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:57 pm

I have tried both LMDE editions, latest version. As soon as install finishes and I try to get the latest updates the problem with constant broken packages starts. If I try to bypass the updater then the changelog shows up in terminal and can't complete the updaste and the updater won't work either. If I try to get the system to auto fix on boot nothing happens no repairs made.
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:39 am

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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:10 pm

can you tell us what is exactly the error message you see on the terminal when you do a
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby Pythzor on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:46 am

bump

Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libgl1-mesa-dri : Breaks: xserver-xorg-core (< 2:1.10.2-2) but 2:1.7.7-9 is to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby zerozero on Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:05 am

Pythzor,
can you provide us with the output of
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inxi -r

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uname -a

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

last thing, what iso (201104, 201109 - or other?) did you installed?
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby Pythzor on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:21 am

Hello, Thanks for responding,

I'm a little hazy on exactly when I burned my LMDE dvd -- I don't know why I didn't put a burn date on the disc. I did, however, put a burn date the Linux Mint Xfce dvd that I burned within a few days of burning the LMDE, which is March 30, 2011.

randall@lmde ~ $ inxi -r

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

randall@lmde ~ $ uname -a

Linux lmde 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Thu Nov 25 18:43:34 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

randall@lmde ~ $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

[sudo] password for randall:

Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg [198 B]

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/import Translation-en

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/import Translation-en_US

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main Translation-en

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release.gpg

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/contrib Translation-en

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/contrib Translation-en_US

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/main Translation-en

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/main Translation-en_US

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/non-free Translation-en

Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/non-free Translation-en_US

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main Translation-en_US

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/upstream Translation-en

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/upstream Translation-en_US

Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release [12.1 kB]

Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org testing Release.gpg

Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing Release.gpg

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/contrib Translation-en

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/contrib Translation-en_US

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Sources

Get:3 http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release.gpg [198 B]

Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/main Translation-en

Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/main Translation-en_US

Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/non-free Translation-en

Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/non-free Translation-en_US

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib Sources

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free Sources

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main i386 Packages

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib i386 Packages

Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free i386 Packages

Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org testing Release

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main Translation-en

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main Translation-en_US

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free Translation-en

Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free Translation-en_US

Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing Release

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages

Get:4 http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release [29.4 kB]

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages

Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org testing/main Sources/DiffIndex

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages

Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex

Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages

Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages [9,896 B]

Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex

Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex

Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages [5,208 B]

Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org testing/contrib Sources/DiffIndex

Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org testing/non-free Sources/DiffIndex

Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex

Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages [19.4 kB]

Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex

Fetched 76.5 kB in 3s (19.8 kB/s)

Reading package lists... Done

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

Calculating upgrade... Failed

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

libgl1-mesa-dri : Breaks: xserver-xorg-core (< 2:1.10.2-2) but 2:1.7.7-9 is to be installed

E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

randall@lmde ~ $


As always, your help is much appreciated.
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby zerozero on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Pythzor,
I did, however, put a burn date the Linux Mint Xfce dvd that I burned within a few days of burning the LMDE, which is March 30, 2011.

this tells me almost everything i need :oops: at the best it's one of the 201104 respin;
i'm afraid that install today and update one of those isos (worse if it's even older) is is an impossible task.
the update path is broken, since they were respinned LMDE went through deep chances (today every single lib. in the system is new and very different - sometimes several versions up - from the ones present in those isos;

let's see: LMDE is a rolling release, if you install today you might never need to reinstall, but you can't expect that a iso released in december or april will successfully update from scratch today (even if you leave one install "abandoned" for a month you can get yourself in troubles :D )

even if (even) there was a minimum chance for this to work, i (in your place) wouldn't take the risk: you would d/l a lot more in updates (above 1gig) than get one of the new respins (201109)
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1818
after install (and before any update) look at this as well
viewtopic.php?f=185&t=82346
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby Pythzor on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:04 am

Thank you. I appreciate the information and the links.
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby ananmad on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:42 pm

Pythzor wrote:bump

Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libgl1-mesa-dri : Breaks: xserver-xorg-core (< 2:1.10.2-2) but 2:1.7.7-9 is to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.


I have the same exact problem.
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby zerozero on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:21 am

ananmad,
please refer to this topic viewtopic.php?f=190&t=92508&p=532271&hilit=libpixman#p532302
and report back
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby ananmad on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:39 pm

zerozero wrote:ananmad,
please refer to this topic viewtopic.php?f=190&t=92508&p=532271&hilit=libpixman#p532302
and report back


Sorry bud, already did that.

However, I have gotten it to work two different times on two different boots. I'll come back with my results once i've tested my method on several boots. Hopefully, it will be a fix for those few of us who are stuck with this distribution...

UPDATE:

No luck. After upgrading/updating, one finds that you are given no capabilities (no commands work, mouse doesn't work), and upon reboot, it's even worse. No gui, and Network Manager no longer works (referring to libm.so.2... saying no file or directory exists... but why does the network manager need that?). So basically i'm stuck at a terminal with no internet. My guess is - there are so many bugs present here that's it's causing applications to fail everywhere.

My advice?

apt-get upgrade

And leave it at that. Better yet, just stick with what you got, don't even upgrade - no knowin if you're just gonna end up messing up your system further...
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby zerozero on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:00 pm

ananmad wrote:My advice?

and mine?
  • check the iso from where you are trying to install.
  • when did you d/w it?
  • is it one of the new respins? the 201109 iso - http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1818
  • or is it (as it seems) one old d/w, a old iso (from april? older?)
  • doesn't surprise me that you can't get a functional system if you're trying with an older iso
good luck
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Re: LMDE constant broken packages

Postby ananmad on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:13 pm

zerozero wrote:
ananmad wrote:My advice?

and mine?
  • check the iso from where you are trying to install.
  • when did you d/w it?
  • is it one of the new respins? the 201109 iso - http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1818
  • or is it (as it seems) one old d/w, a old iso (from april? older?)
  • doesn't surprise me that you can't get a functional system if you're trying with an older iso
good luck


Iso? D/W?
It was not a new respin, I downloaded this iso back in November/December. I'm guessing the one that I managed to grab at that time, gave a lot of bugs... all these little things i'm encountering.

Haha! Good news. One of my DVDs lying around was R/w. Put the 201109 iso on my system, and THANK GOD I did! I can finally get all the little programs I want to work (Dosbox, Vim, Pcsx, Virtualbox, etc.), and the updates work!
On top of that, a lot of other distributions (Windows xp, vista, 7, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Puppy linux, etc etc.) would simply not work on my computer, or wouldn't install all the applications I wanted to install. Ubuntu got the closest I've seen (until this iso), but it wouldn't run Pcsx correctly, it would not run Runescape on Firefox (results in a crash, download Chromium and it runs incredibly slow in that browser), it was overall just generally slow, and surprisingly crashed a lot.
This distribution is freaking perfect for my computer, and what's even cooler, is I didn't have to spend money on some Dvd's. xD
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