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problems to update with apt +aptitude+softwaremanager solved

Postby NewGuy » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:50 pm

Hi

i have a problem to install or update somthing ,the problem starts today .

E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
E: Ein Fehler trat beim Bearbeiten von transmission auf (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/www.linuxmint.com_repository_dists_daryna_community_binary-i386_Packages
E: Die Paketlisten oder die Status-Datei konnte nicht geöffnet oder eingelesen werden.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

i have delete the /var/lib/apt/lists/www.linuxmint.com_repository_dists_daryna_community_binary-i386_Packages file but the same problem after i do update ...

anyone have a idea ?

cya

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Re: problems to update with apt + aptitude + software manager !

Postby Husse » Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:50 pm

I think this may be the result of some internet glitch.
Perhaps you should not have deleted that file
But sometimes the *.bin files in
/var/cache/apt/
become corrupted. Why - well....
The solution is to delete all *.bin files in that directory (which requires using sudo). After doing that, both Synaptic and apt-get should work fine
You may also have to run

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
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LordChaos

Re: problems to update with apt + aptitude + software manager !

Postby LordChaos » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:20 am

This has nothing to do with "internet glitches" or the cache binary files that were mentioned, the problem lies within the file itself:

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Package: transmission
Installed-Size: 1732
Maintainer: cmost@cmost-linux1
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.04-1
[b]Depends: <-- THIS LINE SHOULD NOT BE EMPTY, REMOVE IT FOR A TEMPORARY SOLUTION[/b]
Priority: extra
Section: checkinstall
Filename: pool/community/t/transmission/transmission_1.04-1_i386.deb
Size: 677300
MD5sum: 073b286788e2f2ad85d3a5cba38ff823
Description: Transmission is a simple but powerful GTK Bittorrent client for Gnome
 Transmission has been built from the ground up to be a lightweight,
 yet powerful BitTorrent client. It's simple, intuitive interface is
 designed to integrade tightly with whatever computing environment you
 choose to use. Transmission strikes a balance between providing useful
 functionality without feature bloat. Furthermore, it's free!

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Re: problems to update with apt + aptitude + software manager !

Postby Husse » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:41 am

This has nothing to do with "internet glitches" or the cache binary files

Nope - obviously not - I did not look inside the file
I have contacted the maintainer of that package and asked him to take a look
There are more questions about this arriving after my first answer
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Re: problems to update with apt + aptitude + software manager !

Postby cmost » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:57 pm

This is my fault and I intend to fix it as soon as possible! I notified Clem by e-mail as soon as the problem occurred early Saturday morning. In the meantime, here's how to fix it immediately:

1. As root, open the file /var/lib/apt/lists/www.linuxmint.com_repository_dists_daryna_community_binary-i386_Packages" with a Text editor.
2. Scroll down, and locate the information for 'Transmission' (my package contribution)
3. Delete the line "Depends:"
4. Save the file
5. Re-issue the command "sudo apt-get update"
This should solve the problem. Thanks! (Sorry for the hassle)

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Re: problems to update with apt + aptitude + software manager !

Postby clem » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:43 pm

I'm removing the package from the repository in the meantime.

Clem
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