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by TomRoche
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: how/where to ask questions about APT and its tools?
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: how/where to ask questions about APT and its tools?

now, to get you out of that mess :D you need to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade if you watch the output, you'll notice that half-way though it will break (i believe in the perl update and end with an error, it's time for sudo apt-get -f install which lucky will recover from that br...
by TomRoche
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: how/where to ask questions about APT and its tools?
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

how/where to ask questions about APT and its tools?

I'm a new LMDE user (installed yesterday) using MintUpdate-Debian (used it to get to UP2) and `latest`. However I currently have 888 updates in mu-d, and 69 broken packages (per `aptitude`). I suspect getting out of this hole quickly will require more knowledge of APT and its tools than I currently ...
by TomRoche
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: SOLVED: fresh LMDE: APT can't find known-good packages?
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

SOLVED: fresh LMDE 201012: APT can't find known-good package

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76556 Thanks! tweaking /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80mintupdate-debian (and then doing me@it:~$ sudo aptitude update [...] Current status: 946 updates [+940], 31634 new [+30728]. There are 5 newly obsolete packages: libmjpegtools-1.9, libquicktime1, libx264...
by TomRoche
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: SOLVED: fresh LMDE: APT can't find known-good packages?
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

Re: fresh LMDE 201012: APT can't find known-good packages?

Thanks for your prompt response! I'm very new to debian and LMDE, but I should have guessed you have to refresh the pkg cache Doh! However, something else appears to be wrong: me@it:~$ sudo aptitude update Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg [198 B] Ign http://packages.linuxmint.c...
by TomRoche
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: SOLVED: fresh LMDE: APT can't find known-good packages?
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

Re: fresh LMDE 201012: APT can't find known-good packages?

let's see: obviously, between changing sources.list and trying to install MU-debian you did sudo aptitude update I did not. Should I have? On ubuntu, I would absolutely have updated first thing after an install. But since I was on debian testing, I thought I should first try to setup the Update Pack.
by TomRoche
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: SOLVED: fresh LMDE: APT can't find known-good packages?
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

SOLVED: fresh LMDE: APT can't find known-good packages?

summary: From fresh install of LMDE 201012 from DVD, with minimal twiddling and with good networking, I get: me@it:~$ sudo aptitude install mintupdate-debian > Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "mintupdate-debian" ... me@it:~$ sudo aptitude install emacs > Couldn't find pa...
by TomRoche
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Flash not working with Youtube {Solved}
Replies: 14
Views: 9713

Re: Flash not working with Youtube but working with other si

the problem is [due to] a fault in the entire 10.x series of flash plugin so far. I believe that YouTube has made their new video player take advantage of flash's new hardware acceleration feature. For whatever reason, this seems to cause a problem with Linux's flash plugin. This is why the flash p...
by TomRoche
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: preparing for ubuntu -> LMDE transition
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

preparing for ubuntu -> LMDE transition

summary: I have some experience with ubuntu and some other distros, none with mint or debian (except via ubuntu). I want to migrate a laptop ubuntu -> LMDE, and have 4 questions about how best to do that. details: I'm currently running Ubuntu Lucid on a laptop, and am mostly happy. The main things t...

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