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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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yes, and we must know when it is safe to do the "jump"...
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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I was able to fix this by temporarily changing from testing to unstable in sources.list, installing nvidia-glx and all dependencies, and then reverting back from unstable to testing. Everything seems to be working great. Did a clean and update and everything still shows up to date and I'm not asked to remove anything that was installed from unstable.

Here's how I did it:

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
save and quit.

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
save and quit

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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Post it on our Mint.nl blog en retweet it on twitter thanks clem.

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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tjcravey wrote:I was able to fix this by temporarily changing from testing to unstable in sources.list, installing nvidia-glx and all dependencies, and then reverting back from unstable to testing. Everything seems to be working great. Did a clean and update and everything still shows up to date and I'm not asked to remove anything that was installed from unstable.

Here's how I did it:

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
save and quit.

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
save and quit

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot
Just remember the country you are in for better speed. For example, US people may benefit more from it being
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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t3g wrote:Just remember the country you are in for better speed. For example, US people may benefit more from it being
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
I'll second that one and add that it's always good to choose a mirror for downloading updates rather than the actual Debian servers since those servers are always under a heavy load. There's a whole lot more distros based on Debian stable, testing and unstable that are hauling down updates than just LMDE. :D
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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re: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 74#p442574
Lewdsquirrel wrote:Hi guys,
like some of you, the latest updates broke my shinny LMDE, because I was using Nvidia proprietary drivers, and was too stupid to notice that the update was going to remove them!
Hey, who you callin' stupid?! :lol: :lol:

Thanks Lewdsquirrel and gazza! The script brought my desktop right back. (reader note: amd64 only! Achtung! Cuidado!)

I made sure I was completely up-to-date with the debian-wheezy repos before running the fix. Now I've switched sources.list to the new lmde-incoming repo... and apt wants to remove my nvidia drivers again?

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$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
...
#MINT-SNAPSHOT
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
...
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
...
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libgl1-nvidia-alternatives libgl1-nvidia-glx nvidia-glx
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-glx libglu1-mesa mesa-common-dev
  xserver-common xserver-xorg-core
Is this expected? Won't I be hosed again if I proceed?

edit: yes, of course removing nvidia packages breaks the desktop again... I guess I need to wait for dependencies to catch up

edit: impatience got the better of me, I pulled nvidia-glx 275.09.07-4 from sid and upgraded to libgl1-mesa 7.10.3-3... looking good now :P
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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tjcravey wrote:I was able to fix this by temporarily changing from testing to unstable in sources.list, installing nvidia-glx and all dependencies, and then reverting back from unstable to testing. Everything seems to be working great. Did a clean and update and everything still shows up to date and I'm not asked to remove anything that was installed from unstable.

Here's how I did it:

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
save and quit.

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
save and quit

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot
Thanks! Makes perfect sense and works like a charm:-) (And this is even easier of course if one leaves the unstable / experimental repos in pinned way down. Then apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx does the trick without even entering an editor:-)
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

Post by roger64 »

About exim4-base and libgnutls26

This morning, I wanted to update some packages (see screenshot below) but I have been warned by apt-listbugs of a potential serious bug and I cancelled it without checking further. It seems if I understand properly (not sure) it concerns libgnutls26.
Here is a copy of my terminal window (in French, nobody is perfect :D )

One line means: Serious bug on exim4-base (-> 4.76-2) uncorrected. The bug is numbered #619439
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=619439

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Lecture des champs des paquets... Fait
Lecture de l'état des paquets... Fait 
Récupération des rapports de bogue... Fait  
Analyse des informations Trouvé/Corrigé... Fait  
Bogues de gravité grave sur exim4-base (-> 4.76-2) <non corrigé>
 #619439 - Please do _not_ distribute gnutls-params in the package
Résumé :
 exim4-base(1 bogue)
Êtes-vous certain de vouloir installer/mettre à jour les paquets ci-dessus ? [Y/n/?/...] n
*******************************************************************
****** Sortie en erreur forcée pour stopper l'installation. ******
*******************************************************************
E: Le sous-processus /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10 a renvoyé un code d'erreur (10)
E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10
Échec de l'installation d'un paquet. Tentative de récupération :
Here is my proposed update from Mint repository.

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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Similar problem, not sure how to proceed.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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Worked brilliantly! Many thanks!
tjcravey wrote:I was able to fix this by temporarily changing from testing to unstable in sources.list, installing nvidia-glx and all dependencies, and then reverting back from unstable to testing. Everything seems to be working great. Did a clean and update and everything still shows up to date and I'm not asked to remove anything that was installed from unstable.

Here's how I did it:

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
save and quit.

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

sudo vim /etc/apt/source.list (sub vim with the editor of your choice)
find this line: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
change it to: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
save and quit

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

Post by gozer »

a shorter way to install the nvidia-glx package from sid (don't have to edit/re-edit sources.list):

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sudo apt-get install -t sid nvidia-glx
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

Post by EmyrB »

I know this is kinda like asking how long is a piece of string, but I noticed that this thread started back in March, but any ideas when we can safely do updates without it removing the nvidia drivers?

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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EmyrB, nvidia isn't broken since march :lol: it broke 4 days ago, and i believe that any day now it will be rebuilt against the new mesa/xorg
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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kmb42vt wrote:
zerozero wrote:this probably is out of the scoop of the incoming repo but a

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sudo apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx
has been reported several times to work
I can confirm that this does work when the "Debian testing" repo is temporarily changed to "unstable" in the sources list and installed as zerozero states. In fact it's the "nvidia-glx" package in the "debian testing" as well as the new Mint "latest" and "incoming" repositories that fails due to it's dependency on "libgl1-nvidia-glx" which is currently the wrong version. Installing/updating "nvidia-glx" from "ustable" repo installs the updated library as well as other dependencies. I don't have the version number of "libgl1-nvidia-glx" from "testing" that failed but the version installed from "unstable" is 275.09.07-4.
I have tried this an it doesn't work for me. :?:

I currently have the 64 bit Nvidia 275.09.07-1 driver installed and functioning properly.
I see the Nvidia 275.09.07-4 sitting there in the SID repo.

I run the command and get:

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gene@zordon ~ $ sudo apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
nvidia-glx is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.

gene@zordon ~ $ 
Also, if I manually change my sources list to point to sid, and search Nvidia only the 275.09.07-1 driver show up, the 275.09.07-4 driver is nowhere to be seen (though its clearly there in the repo).
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/nvidia-glx

Am I doing something wrong?

I have all updates except
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I did do the "xserver-common (2:1.10.2-1+wheezy1) to 2:1.10.2-2" update 2 days back, which I see as the only thing different than the rest.
Anyone have any ideas on how I can update to 275.09.07-4?
OR< is it that I have to upgrade Mesa FIRST, break Nvidia then try to get the new driver?

Thanks :wink:
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

Post by zerozero »

Gene, try

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx
of course above you swap unstable with sid according to the sources.list
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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zerozero wrote:EmyrB, nvidia isn't broken since march :lol: it broke 4 days ago, and i believe that any day now it will be rebuilt against the new mesa/xorg
Thanks for the quick reply, but I didn't mean to sound that the nvidia drivers were broken since march, but the thread had been started back in March.

Anyway good news as I really don't want to go through the hoops again, just to get where I am now :lol:

Cheers

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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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zerozero wrote:Gene, try

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx
of course above you swap unstable with sid according to the sources.list
Thanks for the help "zz", but no go... :lol:

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gene@zordon ~ $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t sid nvidia-glx
[sudo] password for gene: 
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates InRelease                       
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main amd64 Packages             
Hit http://liquorix.net sid InRelease                                          
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian InRelease                             
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing InRelease                         
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing InRelease                                    
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib amd64 Packages          
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free amd64 Packages         
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib TranslationIndex        
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main TranslationIndex           
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free TranslationIndex       
Hit http://liquorix.net sid/main amd64 Packages                                
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg [198 B]                 
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release.gpg                       
Ign http://liquorix.net sid/main TranslationIndex                              
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release [12.1 kB]                   
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex                
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release                           
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main Sources [9,398 B]              
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib amd64 Packages/DiffIndex             
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex            
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex     
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main TranslationIndex                        
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free TranslationIndex                    
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex 
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main TranslationIndex             
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free TranslationIndex         
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream Sources [773 B]            
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import Sources [2,590 B]            
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main amd64 Packages [8,634 B]       
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream amd64 Packages [5,192 B]   
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import amd64 Packages [19.1 kB]     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import TranslationIndex               
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main TranslationIndex                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream TranslationIndex             
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib Translation-en_US       
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib Translation-en          
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Translation-en_US          
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Translation-en             
Ign http://liquorix.net sid/main Translation-en_US                             
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free Translation-en_US      
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free Translation-en         
Ign http://liquorix.net sid/main Translation-en                                
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Translation-en_US            
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib Translation-en_US                    
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Translation-en               
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free Translation-en_US        
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib Translation-en                       
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free Translation-en_US                   
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free Translation-en           
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free Translation-en                      
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import Translation-en_US              
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import Translation-en                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main Translation-en_US                
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main Translation-en                   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream Translation-en_US            
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream Translation-en               
Fetched 58.0 kB in 8s (7,040 B/s)                                              
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
nvidia-glx is already the newest version.

gene@zordon ~ $ 
I even tried "unstable". Same thing.
"...nvidia-glx is already the newest version..."
I'll post 'IF" I find a solution. :wink:
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

Post by zerozero »

Gene i think i saw the problem :)
try this way, add this to your sources.list

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deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
and then do as i posted above
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

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zerozero wrote:Gene i think i saw the problem :)
try this way, add this to your sources.list

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deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
and then do as i posted above
:D :D :D

Thanks! That worked beautifully.
New driver upated.
All mesa updated without removing anything.
All is well in LMDE land again.... 8)

Thanks to the help of a kind and knowledgeable soul!
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