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My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Hi

Fatal error

I just wanted to uninstall a package from the repositories :lol: and dpkg is now dead !!! :lol: I can use neither Synaptic, neither anything to install software
and more than this, when i want to exit Mint it doesn't want, it tells me "Do you really want to close ?" But I cant' tell "YES of course, dumbass" because it is acting like Google :lol: it proposes a choice in which you have no choice in real , dirty shit !

So because I uninstalled Bind9 and then I wanted to uninstall Snort (packages from Mint) and if I follow the instruction to fix dpkg it opens a snort command windows and then it turns in loop :evil: I ve very very tired of this, I am a doctor in medecine, I want to be a doctor not a Linux maintainer :|

Compare with my Linux Mint 18 that lasted 3 years with follwing upgrades til 19.3

So thanks to God I can restore Timeshift or Clonezilla, I have both... but ...

All this because I tried a VPN that never wanted to connect to the network from a standard user account without using the sudo login

And Mint has even not an uptodate tutorial for basic VPN issues
Last edited by Menard on Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:06 am, edited 3 times in total.
Linux Mint 20 64bits Cinnamon (Kernel 5.4.0-59)
AMD APU A8 7600 (3100 MHz to 3800 MHz) with DDR3 1833 MHz 4 GB x2
(CPU limited to 4x 3100 Mhz default by no support of the Turbo-core, then after editing grub, supports up to only 3700 MHz)
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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you should use the "Mark for Removal" option, in Package Manager aka synaptic,
and that method should work, very well.
:)

Don't use the "Completely Remove" option, though,
as that will remove the package-name from the Repository List, as well.
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Synaptic doesn't start, it shows an error message : E: dpkg a été interrompu. Il est nécessaire d'utiliser « dpkg --configure -a » pour corriger le problème.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

And when I type this in a terminal with sudo I get that the problem is with Snort and ther no solution with that, it is only a snort terminal and it turns in loop
Linux Mint 20 64bits Cinnamon (Kernel 5.4.0-59)
AMD APU A8 7600 (3100 MHz to 3800 MHz) with DDR3 1833 MHz 4 GB x2
(CPU limited to 4x 3100 Mhz default by no support of the Turbo-core, then after editing grub, supports up to only 3700 MHz)
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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you can try again, by an redo of the Repository List thus:
- click on the Update Manger in the Taskbar.
- Edit - Software Sources
then, on the Official Repositories Tab .. at the Bottom of that Tab
- click on 'Restore the default settings'.
then re-Apply the Mirror settings, to re-establish the synchronization of that Repository List.
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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OK, thanks but I've just restored with Timeshift on USB after file checking
Linux Mint 20 64bits Cinnamon (Kernel 5.4.0-59)
AMD APU A8 7600 (3100 MHz to 3800 MHz) with DDR3 1833 MHz 4 GB x2
(CPU limited to 4x 3100 Mhz default by no support of the Turbo-core, then after editing grub, supports up to only 3700 MHz)
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Don't use the "Completely Remove" option, though,
as that will remove the package-name from the Repository List, as well.
I believe you and I appreciate you enlightening me about this.
But I will point out that it is not obvious from the Help file that Complete Removal will remove the app from the repositories:
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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So because I uninstalled Bind9
I've seen a couple mentions of bind9 now. The update manager says the bind9 utility is deprecated (use dig or delv from the dnsutils package), but it offers an update for bind9 to me. I suspect it is safe to install, but I welcome any comments. If it is deprecated, maybe it should be uninstalled?? I guess the gist of this topic here say don't uninstall it.
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Menard wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:55 am
... Mint has even not an uptodate tutorial for basic VPN issues ...
After at least 3 years you expect that?
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Pierre wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:00 am
Don't use the "Completely Remove" option, though,
as that will remove the package-name from the Repository List, as well.
I use "Complete Removal" in synaptic all the time and have never noticed anything like that (if I understand what you're saying).

The difference between remove conky and completely removing it is that the files:

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/etc/conky/conky.conf
/etc/conky/conky_no_x11.conf
remain after a "remove" but are deleted by a "complete remove".

The completely removed conky package definitely remains in the repo list.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

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Yeah - - the "Mark for Removal" option does seem to leave some 'traces' behind, for some reason,
but that "Completely Remove" option, will Remove the program, from the Repository List,
which means, that you will have to add-in that program, via an PPA, for example,
before it can actually be re-installed again.
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