Big Problem with Apt-Get

Abdullah Ramazanoglu ar018 at
Thu Apr 28 17:24:09 UTC 2005

Derek Broughton dedi ki:
> On Thursday 28 April 2005 13:28, Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
>> Dave - dedi ki:

>> Did you mix external repositories such as marillat or Breezy? If no,
> Are you suggesting breezy is an external repository?  It isn't...

I was refering to anything not pure Hoary.

>> there should really nothing much to upgrade as Kubuntu 5.04 archives are
>> in stable condition. If yes, then sorry, but you're getting what you ask
>> for. As a general rule of thumb I wouldn't "upgrade" after mixing in
>> external repositories. I would have done whatever I'd like to do with
>> official repositories first, and after getting the system to its peak
>> state within official repos, only after then, I would add external repos
>> and then do no more global operations like "upgrade", unless doing some
>> fine pinning first.
> Personally, I'm not interested in using a static system.  I want the
> latest stuff (and debian sid wasn't it...).  So as soon as Hoary got 
> stable I moved to Breezy.

A personal preference and a brave one at that, congrats. I'm more
interested in getting the missing packages (unofficial repos) than getting
the xx.x.x-latest version of an already existing package (Breezy).

> In any case, he's _not_ getting what he asked for.  He asked for
> kdelibs-dev and got a broken package.  "Missing final newline" doesn't 
> suggest that there's an odd, and unworkable, mix of repositories.  It 
> says the package wasn't built right.

I'd agree with that. Apparently in a hurry to push my general opinions, I
overlooked his particular facts. :) Well, this particular problem may have
nothing to do with repo mixing, but the potential for future problems is
still there (presuming that he mixed repos).
Abdullah Ramazanoglu
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