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Re: [vox-tech] debian confusion



On Thursday 28 June 2007 15:51, Ken Bloom wrote:
> On 06/28/2007 01:04:07 PM, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had a rather well functioning install of debian testing on a
> > laptop.
> > After
> > doing a recent aptitude upgrade I am faced with a rather bizzare
> > situation:
> >
> > debianutils_2.19.i386 cannot be installed because it replaces things
> > provided
> > by the package 'passwd' . This seems to be a bug- but there is little
> > online
> > as to how to fix it.
> >
> > my apt sources point to 'testing' and my debian_version file
> > says 'lenny/sid' ???
> >
> > any tips on fixing this old beast?
> >
> > cheers,
>
> The two bug reports relating to this issue
> (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=428633 and
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=428008) suggest to me
> that you either don't keep your distribution updated very well, or
> you're upgrading from pre-etch to lenny without hitting etch in
> between.
>
> --Ken

yup - thanks for the tips. some folks on the #debian channel pointed this out, 
along with some tips. had to change my sources to point to 'etch' do a 
dist-upgrade, then point the sources to 'lenny', followed by a final 
dist-upgrade.

cheers,

dylan


-- 
Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
530.754.7341
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