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Welcome to Mint gandalfito753
Install synaptic?????
You mean the touchpad?
In all other cases no need
Synaptics or in KDE adept is there by default - it's a part of Linux....
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Re: Synaptic wants to delete itself!!

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gandalfito753 wrote:I saw in other topics that many people recomend using synaptic so I decided to install it.
Why install it? It should already be there. What text messages do you get if you execute these commands in a shell?

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
<== now before answering "J" to any questions please *READ* what the installer says and what packages it wants to remove or upgrade. Copy & paste that here, OK?
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Could mess things up real bad - remember those that dist-upgraded Bianca.
We have to be careful with this command
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5188
But as a problem solver...
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Re: Synaptic wants to delete itself!!

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gandalfito753 wrote: /var/lib/apt/list/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_etch_main_binary-i386_Packages
Debian Etch???? xxx. Can you please post your /etc/apt/sources.list here?
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What comes to make Debian Etch here? :roll: I guess that you should remove it
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Maybe try in synaptic. Select libc6, right-click and select reinstall...
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gandalfito753 wrote:"a paket is broken, please solve this problem"
I'm not in Mint today but I think in Synaptic you should find an entry "repair the broken packages" (maybe under edition, sorry my memory is a little lacking to me) After this "repair" try again libc6
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Try

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dpkg --configure -a
There are also some apt-get commands to use

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apt-get -f install
and more if needed
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gandalfito753 wrote: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ etch main
Why oh why? Debian "Etch" is an entirely different distro with totally different version numbers and library versions. You don't fill gasoline into a vehicle with a diesel engine, right? And you don't fill diesel into a vehicle with a gasoline engine, right?

What happened here is that probably Mint's Synaptic thought it would be great to "upgrade" itself with Etch's Synaptic (probably a higher version number or something?) and then all the dependencies underneath seriously got f**ked up.

Never do that!! You cannot do "distro mixes" like that. Just because Mint is based on Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is based on Debian, doesn't mean that you can deliberately mix packages and repo sources.
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Post by Husse »

This is outside my knowledge -
would it be possible to reinstall synaptic in this case?

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sudo apt-get --purge remove synaptic

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sudo apt-get install synaptic
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Post by nick »

I must confess I am really annoyed with this errors, does anyone know where can be the root of this problem?
You originally had the Debian repos enabled, therefore packages were installed that are totally incompatible with the Ubuntu system.


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You remove the line containing debian as instructed above
If you've done that - bad luck - reinstall because then your system is probably to messed up so it's not meaningful to try to repair it
First move home to it's own partition if you have not already
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _partition
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nick wrote: You originally had the Debian repos enabled, therefore packages were installed that are totally incompatible with the Ubuntu system.
Exactly. :D
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