Debian Installation :: Remove All Sid Packages And Roll Back To Lenny?

Jun 7, 2010

I added Sid to my /etc/apt/sources.list, so that I could install KDE4 (as described on some random KDE4/Debian web page). However, I now think that was a mistake and it would have been better to attempt to backport KDE4 onto Lenny. Over time, more and more sid packages have crept into the system to resolve dependencies, and now my system seems a bit broken; 'top' won't run, complains about missing libtermcap which is there, my cron jobs seem to be ignored and so on.

So given a system that is a mix of Lenny and Sid, what is the best way to uninstall all the Sid packages and then get back to a clean Lenny install? Is there some way that I can list all Sid packages, maybe to a file, then use that to tell apt what Lenny packages to install after sources.list has been updated to remove Sid?

I kept a log as the system was built, of everything that had to be manually set up after the debian installer has completed when I moved from 32-bit to 64-bit, so I could just do a clean install of Lenny then reconstruct the system from scratch. However, would much prefer to use the package management tools to revert to a clean Lenny.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Roll Back 9.10 To 9.04?

Apr 7, 2010

I'm running an Acer Aspire 4520 and have upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 from 9.04. Since a solution to the wireless problem has been evading me, I'd like to know if I can roll this back to 9.04 without wiping the HD and starting from scratch?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Roll Back Firefox From 3.6.2pre 'Namoroka'?

Feb 28, 2010

I just installed an update through update manager that upgrade my Firefox 3.6 to 3.6.2pre which is a beta release. I didnt realize I was doing this. There are some things that I don't like about this beta version, so I want to roll back.How do I do that the right way?'d really like to retain my shortcuts, extensions, etc so I'm not to keen on a uninstall/reinstall.

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Debian :: Remove Awstats From Lenny Installation?

Feb 24, 2011

How can I remove awstats from my Debian Lenny installation, will aptitude remove awstats

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installation Died / Roll It Back?

Jan 13, 2010

The computer I am using now for whatever reason, like picking a lottery number likes to either freeze or reboot for no reason that I can ascertain with any predictability.

I was in the middle of the Ubuntu install when my computer rebooted.

I have a 250GB HD and selected the 1st option side by side with XP. I slid the slider to give XP around 80GB and Ubuntu the rest.

The installation was going great (nice job on the installation program btw; I can tell lots of people worked very hard on this) and I was at the 85% mark when the computer decided to do its nasty little thing and rebooted.

Does anyone know from the OS internals during the installation process what is happening at the last 15% of the install? I have not shut my machine down or changed the BIOS from booting with the CD. So at this moment that I am writing this I am not sure what has happened. I am hoping that it did not clobber the MBR. If I can't get into XP any more that would be less than enchanting.

The machine came back up and booted off the CD and I proceeded to go through the installation process again to complete the installation process.

Now its trying to install another copy of itself because it senses that there is two Operating Systems on my hard drive. This is understandable. How would the installation program know that the machine died. Much of the OS had been written already so the installer "sees" two OS's.

Currently, I have a situation where I now have two smaller partitions; one used by XP and the other one that contains this incomplete installation (I am actually working within Ubuntu right now) and aother partition that is empty.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can Roll Back The Setting / Files Deleted Previously Without Totaly Reinstalling System

Feb 3, 2010

I am having a prolbem with my ubuntu 9.10 operating system. Is there anyway I can roll back the setting and files that I deleted previously without totaly reinstalling the system.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Cannot Roll Back After Updating

Aug 11, 2011

Is it possible that after updating, both present version and previous version of ubuntu 10.04 fails to work and being screen frozen. I rolled back to previous version and the machine screen frozen, and I don't want to re-install.

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OpenSUSE :: How To Roll Back Part Of An Update

Sep 25, 2010

opensuse v11.3
linux x86_64

The most recent update that produced the kernel version above is bit of a disaster for me. The open source radeon driver does not work with VirtualBox (it crashes at startup), and the ATI fglrx driver either builds without acceleration (or the X server loads it that way?) or fails to build.

Is there a way to undo some (or all, if necessary) of the update?

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Ubuntu :: Roll Back Recent Update?

Jul 8, 2010

I think a recent update has broken 2 of the 3 systems that I've been putting together. To test out the theory I want to roll libpam-modules back to version 1.1.1-2ubuntu2 from 1.1.1-2ubuntu5 that was recently released on 1 of the 2 that got updated and see if it resolves the issue that I'm seeing with not being able to log into the OMSA webserver. How do I go about reverting to the earlier version?

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Slackware :: Best Way To Roll Back From Slackpkg Updates?

Mar 7, 2010

Like others here it seems I had problems with the latest -current. I can't startx, no sound, etc. I put back the video drivers and such from the 13 CD but now have a bunch of other issues, video will flash every now and then and sometimes go blank so I can only reboot as exiting xwindows and going back in its still blank. I tried booting from the 13 cd and reinstalling without formatting my root partition but that dies in the kde games for some reason and setup won't start again. I was trying to not format and loose all the updates just put back 13 but that doesn't seem to be working.

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Ubuntu :: Roll Back Updates - Connect A Usb To Vmware Xp Box

Jul 14, 2010

I updated this afternoon and once my updates were done i went to connect a usb to my vmware xp box. I got a usb error that windows could not use the usb. So i rebooted vmware and got the same thing... I then shut down vmware and rebooted my machine.. once i logged into the machine and launched vmware i no longer can see any of my usb devices.

I would like to just rollback the updates so that i can use my vmware again.. as i must transfer cad files to the pc with usb. Autodesk only works in windows so vmware has been a blessing as i dont have to reboot every time i need to work on drawings!

HOST: lucid 10.04
guest: XP PRO sp3
VM ver: 7.1.0 build-261024

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General :: Installation Of Packages / Using X Windows Menu Add / Remove Packages

Sep 21, 2010

How to add packages using X-Window's add/remove packages option in RHEL-5.3 as it shows only the currently installed package and and does not show any thing when we click the button "available packages" ?

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Ubuntu :: Ultra Low Video Mode / Roll Back Changes I Made?

Sep 15, 2010

In an attempt to install specific video drivers for the Intel 845 chipset, I followed the instructions here:

Now, the system will only boot in recovery mode, and then at 640x480 resolution. When booting, it gives the option to return to default or manually configure, but if I try to select either option and click OK, nothing happens. Once in the GUI, it shows no proprietary hardware drivers installed. Is there a way to roll back the changes I made, or return to more default settings without reinstalling the OS?

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General :: Roll Back Ubuntu Formatted Drive To FAT32?

Jan 21, 2010

I loaded Ubuntu 8.4 on a data drive (second drive no OS) from a Windows XP-SP3 system. I MEANT to load it on the main XP OS drive. Bottom line I formatted a FAT-32 with Ubuntu 8.4. Can I (freeware hopefully) roll back the Ubuntu formatted drive to FAT-32 so I can recover my data?

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Debian :: Blocked Packages During Upgrade Lenny To Squeeze

Jan 21, 2010

I've found myself using Ubuntu more recently because of newer packaged apps, so I finally decided I'd upgrade my laptop and desktopĒeach amd64‚ÄĒto Squeeze, instead of starting a bunch of apt-pinninng. I started with the laptop, which despite my preparations is now broken.

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Debian :: Lenny 505 LXDE Lists Almost All Packages As Orphaned

Jul 20, 2010

I just installed Lenny 505 LXDE (from the LXDE/XFCE install CD) on an old IBM Thinkpad 600E. It works fine (and fast). However, both apt-get and aptitude tell me that dozens of packages are orphaned, and these packages include essential things, such as the entirety of Openoffice and LXDE. Apt get reminding me that I can purge these packages (and wreck my system), and aptitude wants to remove them before doing anything. How can I force Debian to recognize that these packages were purposefully installed? Aptitude keep-all kind of worked. Autoremove no longer tries to remove the entire system, but deborphan still goes crazy and says all my packages are orphaned.

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Debian :: Lenny: Error On Fixing Broken Packages?

Aug 25, 2011

I have Lenny in a multi-boot system on a HP Pavilion DV-1000 laptop, and yesterday when I logged in, noticed the red (-) icon on the right of the top panel. Mouse over it gave the message: "An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu to see what is ". On doing so, Synaptic came up with "You have 3 broken packages on your system! Use the "Broken" filter to locate them". Selecting "Broken dependencies" resulted in the "base-files", base-passwd", and "dpkg" being listed. All three had "Installed Version" the same as "Latest Version", but marked in red in the check boxes.

Did "Edit"->"Fix Broken Packages" which marked the packages green. Clicking "Apply" gave a summary list: coreutils, gawk, gcc-4.3-base, libacl1, libattr1, libc6, libgcc1, libselinux1, libstdc++6, and izma as the packages that needed to be installed. Clicked "Apply" and got: "E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on libc6" A Google search indicated several people had run into this problem, but I could not find one consistent solution that seemed to address the problem completely.

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Debian :: Lenny Packages - Make Command Not Found

Oct 22, 2010

I have installed Lenny in my labtop. I have problem to install packages; command "make" "make install" "configure" doesn't work. It return: "bash: make: command not found". So I can't install flashplayer :/ Well, I start with Lenny.

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Ubuntu :: Remove The Roll Over Text On The Toolbar?

Mar 8, 2011

anyone know how or if I can remove the roll over text on the toolbar. It's stopping my top toolbar from auto hiding when using windows selector.

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Debian Multimedia :: Just Installed Squeeze / Running Back To Lenny

Feb 6, 2011

I could not get the hardware to work with Lenny's ancient drivers, so I gave up and decided to upgrade to Squeeze.Well, the hardware works (except sound), but KDE4 is a such a disaster that I want to run not walk! all the way back to Lenny. I'm stunned that after four years of active development, this desktop still doesn't have something as basic as keyboard shortcuts or the ability to place icons where YOU want them.

The widgets frustrate me to no end. The new K menu is impossible to navigate. I'd rather hang myself than use Dolphin as a file manager. KDE4 gives me more notifications than MS Windows' crapware. And it's UGLY !!! The "Oxygen" theme makes me want to tear my eyeballs out.

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Debian :: Packages Have Been Kept Back?

Feb 23, 2011

I try to update my squeeze using apt-get upgrade and get the following problem:

root@squeeze:~# apt-get update
Hit squeeze Release.gpg


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Debian :: Extra Packages Are Installed They Should Also Be Put Back?

Jul 20, 2010

I want to make a rescue disc for debian such that if anything goes wrong everything can be restored to its original condition. whatever extra packages are installed they should also be put back. most importantly zimbra and its dependencies.

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Debian Configuration :: Can't Update Properly - Packages Kept Back

Nov 25, 2014

When trying to do a system update, I'm facing following error:

Code: Select allroot@machine: apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.

[Code] ....

No such file or directory of an older and unused kernel? What's wrong with my system?

More about my machine, which runs Debian 6:
Code: Select allroot@machine: uname -a
Linux machine 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sat Jul 12 22:59:16 UTC 2014 i686 GNU/Linux

Code: Select allroot@machine: cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze main contrib non-free
deb squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze-lts main contrib non-free

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Debian :: Remove Old And Unneeded Packages

Feb 22, 2015

Not long ago I've switched from FreeBSD to Debian. As time passes, I install some packets, use them and forget to uninstall them. In FreeBSD there was a simple (dummy) way to keep only needed packets. Once in 6 months i just deleted all packages (pkg_delete -a) and then installed only those which i needed (xfce, xmms, gmplayer, etc). Is there a way to safely remove packets and their dependencies which i don't use anymore? May be there is a way to roll back to default desktop package collection?

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Ubuntu :: Firefox BEta 5 - Roll Back And Keep Firefox At Latest Stable Release?

Jun 17, 2011

How do i roll back firefox5beta to firefox4 and keep updating to the latest stable releases w/out upgrading to beta? The only extension that isn't working is FEBE which is incompatible w/ firefox5beta (profile, extension and preference backup). Have to use FEBE beta7 under Firefox4 so I don't think a compatible release for Firefox5beta is going to come out any time soon.

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Oct 18, 2010

Is it possible to just roll back the version of Mesa on my install to an earlier version...I think this is the key to getting my game to work.

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Debian :: How To Remove Packages From Unresponsive System

Apr 23, 2015

Since I'm running Sid. Let's assume package foo has been upgraded via apt-get dist-upgrade, and it causes a serious bug so that Sid is never able to fully start up, and is not even able to get me to the console to remove the package.

(Reword: let's assume that I upgraded the system despite apt-listbug warning me that foo had serious issues.)

Is it possible for me to remove the package and get back in? Everything I've seen online assumes that I could at least access console--but this hypothetical bug doesn't allow that.

If it were in Arch, I would just boot from the live dist, arch-chroot into the / directory, and try to remove foo via pacman. But Debian doesn't offer a live disk past Stable, so I suspect that this wouldn't work with a Wheezy disk?

Am I asking for an impossible situation, or can a troublesome package be removed from an unresponsive Sid?

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Debian :: Remove Packages Or Install New Ones"?

Apr 12, 2010

I have a a few questions about Testing's update manager. When I go to the update manager I get a message saying "Do you want to perform a safe-upgrade, which does not remove packages or install new ones"? Will my entire system ever eventually get upgraded if I only ever do safe-upgrades? Or is there a time and a place to do non-safe upgrades? I did a non-safe upgrade a few days ago and all it did was mess with a bunch of OpenOffice packages.

Why are only certain packages selected by default when doing a non safe upgrade? Why is it that whenever I do a non-safe upgrade when it's done applying the updates the same packages I just installed are listed as available updates? Also, I used this website to build my sources.list and there apparently is some sort of "fatal error" with one of the repositories I selected. Is there a text file somewhere I can go to see a readout of apt-get bug reports?

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Mar 13, 2015

I added 'testing' channel into my wheezy 'stable' box and installed packages comes from 'testing'. In this case, if I changed my mind to go back to 'stable', how could I downgrade packages updated by 'testing' channel?

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Debian :: Installing Gthumb Wants To Remove Some Surprising Packages

Dec 26, 2010


Now that seems odd to me. Am I ok to proceed or will I be left without a desktop? Following advice in an earlier thread, I pointed my sources.list at testing to move to a rolling distro; having installed squeeze beta 2, I'm wondering if using testing is what is causing this?

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