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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Ubuntu Installation :: Updater Says Error 'Fix Broken Packages First' But No Broken Packages

Apr 24, 2010

I've been trying to fix this problem for quite a few days now and have done a lot of searching on these forums, Linux Mint Forums and some others Google lead me to and have has some success, but am now stuck.I have posted a thread on this same topic on the Linux Mint Forums, but have had no success (if you want check it out at:URL...Originally I received error messages when trying to update involving certain repositories which couldn't be accessed (because they either didn't exist or had been moved) and I hunted these down and changed or removed them.

I have done much searching, etc. and cannot find any broken packages. I have tried many many different commands which have mostly done nothing.I seem to be in a similar boat to this person: URL...

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Jun 4, 2015

I've been trying to install a few programs with the basic Debian repositories on my Jessie edition, but I keep getting a "broken packages" error and "cannot be installed" error, and the programs won't install.

I went to other repositories, e.g. Mint and Ubuntu, and with these included in my sources.list file, I was able to install the desired programs.

If the programs are listed in Debian and the dependecies as well, why would they not install?

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Sep 20, 2010

I've been upgrading a bunch of our servers from sarge to etch and then to lenny, on two of these servers, cron has broken, cronjobs will not run. On another two (that have no significant differences from the others) cron is unaffected I created a simple job to run while I was testing

*/1 * * * * root /usr/local/mailtest-1 in the script is echo test mail from busted server | mail -s "test mail from your busted server" [URL]. and that runs fine if I run it manually, I've added it into /etc/crontab and crontab -e but haven't got a single mail from it. The cron service is running

I tried apt-get remove --purge and then a re-install but it doesn't seem to have worked. All the logs have stopped rotating as well so I'm starting to think that maybe it's not a fault with cron but with some other service that it depends on. However, I've not been able to figure out what that might be.

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Jun 10, 2010

I am new to linux (ubuntu) and I really like it, but the same day I installed ubuntu in my vaio, it asked me to install the upgrades, and after I did it there is sign in my desktop saying:

An error occurred, please run Package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong,
The error message was 'error BrokenCount >0. This usually means that you installed packages with unmet dependencies

So I did some research and use the package manager (it says that I have 280 broken packages) and try to fix broken packages but it did not work. I had to learn how to use the terminal and I did things like apt-get clean all or update upgrade etc but nothing works the message still there.

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Debian Multimedia :: OpenOffice Font Anti Aliasing Broken After Upgrade To Lenny

Sep 14, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade a headless terminal server like box from Etch to Lenny. Users log in to this box using a GoGlobal client and use applications such as OpenOffice and Iceweasel. Because of the ended support for Etch we want to upgrade this machine to Debian Lenny as soon as possible and in order to save time we decided to dist-upgrade instead of installing a new machine. I've done this upgrade in a test environment and everything is working as expected except for OpenOffice, which seems broken after the upgrade:

The problem seems to be caused by the anti aliasing features of OpenOffice and disabling these features in the options panel (Extra -> Options -> View -> Screen font anti aliasing) fixes the UI somewhat:

However, as can be seen in the last screenshot, disabling anti aliasing makes the whole thing look terrible. I've searches the net for solutions such as this one but so far I've not been able to fix this. Is there anyone who can point me towards what has changed in the way fonts are rendered since Lenny and what might cause this breakage for OpenOffice? Other applications such as Iceweasel work perfectly and look better then before.

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Ubuntu :: Error Installing Gnote - Broken Packages

Jul 27, 2010

After tomboy was gone today from my machine and does not appear in synaptic, I tried to install gnote and got this error. what should I do?

Depends: libboost-filesystem1.40.0 (>= 1.40.0-1) but it is not installable
Depends: libboost-system1.40.0 (>= 1.40.0-1) but it is not installable
Depends: libpanelappletmm-2.6-1c2 (>= 2.22.0) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libpcrecpp0 (>= 7.7) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

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May 28, 2011

So I'm trying to run the update manager through Ubuntu Tweak, and every time I try to install updates, I get the error: "Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first."

I've gone into my terminal and run sudo apt-get update with no problems, so I'm not exactly sure what packages are causing the issue,

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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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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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May 10, 2010

I tried to upgrade to 10.04, but did not succeed. Error: You have held broken packages.

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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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Debian :: Broken Packages / Dependencies

Aug 27, 2015

seems like after a recent upgrade of stretch, i get a message (in italian)

Code: Select all
$ sudo apt-get install kde-full
Lettura elenco dei pacchetti... Fatto
Generazione albero delle dipendenze       
Lettura informazioni sullo stato... Fatto
Alcuni pacchetti non possono essere installati. Questo può voler dire
che è stata richiesta una situazione impossibile oppure, se si sta
usando una distribuzione in sviluppo, che alcuni pacchetti richiesti
non sono ancora stati creati o sono stati rimossi da Incoming.
Le seguenti informazioni possono aiutare a risolvere la situazione:


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Debian :: Making Apt-get Ignore Broken Packages?

Apr 21, 2011

what should not be mentioned:

*disabling "Automatically fix broken packages before installing or removing" in aptitude -- because it does not work

*editing /var/lib/dkpg/status -- not related to apt-get really

* -m or -f options of apt-get -- because they do not help me in any way

* downloading the package manually and using dpkg --force-depends-version -i <package> -- again, not apt-get

I need the --just shut the fuck up and dl&install the darn package option immediately.

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Jul 26, 2010

I am just too tired and am missing something in the man pages for aptitude and not getting my search terms right but I can't seem to find a way to make aptitude ignore a couple of supposed broken packages (they work just fine by the way). The only way I can find to remidy the situation is to remove those couple of packages or upgrade several things to their Squeeze counter parts. I really don't want to try and do the upgrade as at home I am stuck on a 56k connection. Removing the broken packages I guess won't be too bad if I can find the debs again after I install a couple of things I want to add to my system. I would however just like to make aptitude ignore the state of my system and try to install what I want anyway.

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May 6, 2015

Without knowing the consequences I added the Sid repository to Wheezy (installed version) in order to install some software. Only much later I discovered that this generated me some mess which does not allow now to install additional software due to library conflicts.

I tried to install some packages needed to build the PhantomJS but here is what I got:

Code: Select allReading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
build-essential is already the newest version.
g++ is already the newest version.
g++ set to manually installed.

[Code] ....

Is there a way to clean up the mess that Sid introduced and revert back to the Wheezy versions?

I have an old backup, so it would take me much more time to reinstall/reconfigure certain software, so I am looking to alternatives.

Is there a way to check all the packages and find all the potential conflicts and then a way to restore the original Wheezy content?

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Oct 23, 2015

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Sep 12, 2015

I'm on Debian testing and every time I try to install Gnome I get this:

Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:07]
$ LC_ALL=C sudo tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install
tasksel: apt-get failed (100)

I tried installing it manually:

Code: Select all# alexandernst at stupidbox in ~ [18:51:35]
$ LC_ALL=C sudo apt-get install gnome                     
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done

[Code] ....

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Apr 23, 2010

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Aug 6, 2010

I'm running Debian Lenny on a machine and every time I try to update apt I get the following error message:

OK† † lenny/updates Release.gpg
OK† † lenny Release.gpg
Ign lenny/updates/main Translation-de


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May 9, 2010

I have a server running debian lenny on which im trying to set up nfs exports.

My problem is that every time I try to mount the nfs share from a client machine (another debian lenny box) I get


The line in /etc/exports is:


exportfs -v gives:


I have searched everywhere I can think of to try and find a solution to this problem but with no luck.

All the posts I have found talk about ensuring that portmap is installed, which it is, and starting the services in the right order (starting portmap first, then nfs server), which I have done.

I don't fully understand portmap, all I understand is that it maps rpc ports to unix ports. How does a daemon register with portmap? Should it just do it automatically?

On the server, the output of rpcinfo -p is:


Is there anything else that could be configured incorectly to stop the nfs server from registering with portmap?

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May 7, 2010

I recently did a single boot install of Lenny-xfce on a Compaq Armada laptop. There were no errors and grub indeed found that Lenny was the only OS on the hard drive and installed itself on the MBR. My problem is that I'm getting an error 18 when booting the freshly installed system from hard disk. I booted into rescue mode and started a shell to take a look around. There are files on the drive and /etc/grub exists. shows dev(0,0) as being mapped to /dev/hda. A search on the forum for "grub error 18" came up with nothing.

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Mar 19, 2010

I,m trying to build firefox-3.6 from source but it ends with the following error :

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Sep 1, 2010

I have a dual boot computer. I seem to be having a bit of a problem with Grub lately. Every time I do any kind of update in Debian Lenny AMD 64 it borks my Grub. The first time I had to change a few lines in menu.lst (hd1,1 to hd0,1), no problem. The second time, things went downhill fast and G-Parted was giving me errors on my NTFS partitions. I had to do an XP repair, fixboot, and I had to reinstall Grub completely to the MBR.

Now, I having a "Grub Loading stage1.5. Grub loading, please wait.... Error 22". All I did was update Debian Linux and shut down. From my initial searches this is an error relating to not finding the correct partition. I have booted with a G-Part CD and it shows all my partitions. I do have a Windows XP Home boot cd if I need it. Here is my partition outline if you need it:

/dev/sda1 NTFS (Windows) flags--boot
/dev/sda2 Ext3 (Linux)
/dev/sda3 FAT32 (shared space between Windows and Linux)
/dev/sda4 extended
/dev/sda5 linux-swap

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May 4, 2010

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Sep 23, 2010

Made sure kernel was 2.6.26+ Changed sources. apt-get update Then it all goes to hell at util-linux... When attempting to


[===>uname -a
Linux WdoACnbF01 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Thu Sep 16 19:35:51 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux


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Dec 14, 2009

i was trying to use gnome and kde but i don't like them. I tried xfce and it seem to fit my needs but.My computer is used to be powered on for a weeks. While time passes, a process xfdesktop begin to use more and more memory and to free RAM i need to log out and log in again.

I tried squeeze yesterday on my virtual machine and it has 4.6 and seem not to have that bug, RAM usage is static(yes it still works when i write this and have memory usage 34492k, which is not changing for an hours of usage already), also 4.6 is MUCH better than 4.4.

i already tried adding squeeze to "sources.list" but i can see too many dependencies which should be upgraded if i install 4.6, i'm beginning to afraid it can crash entire GUI(or entire system, i can see there is libc6 required to be updated).

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