Upgrade form Dapper to Edgy Eft

Richard Ibbotson richard.ibbotson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 14:04:16 UTC 2006


> > I *think* this is an occasion where brute force tends to win,
> > Richard.
> >
> > # dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/x11-common_1%
> > #3a7.1.1ubuntu6_i386.deb

Well, after much fiddling around I seem to have a working KDE 3.5.5 
desktop with all of the applications that I need.  One of the few 
problems I have is that the latest version of Audacity that I got 
hold of with 'apt-get upgrade' doesn't have any menus on the toolbar 
so that I can use it.  I suppose the package will update itself soon.  
I notice that doing anything with Ubuntu/Kubuntu is a lot easier than 
fighting Debian unstable or testing and most times things work in the 
way that they should.  I don't have to suffer from a headache most 
hours of the day whilst trying to work out what to do next.

The one annoying problem that I do have is that I can't get 
gtk-engines-eazel to install.......

# apt-get install gtk-engines-eazel
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 32 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/57.4kB of archives.
After unpacking 455kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package gtk-engines-eazel.
(Reading database ... 248810 files and directories currently 
Unpacking gtk-engines-eazel 
(from .../gtk-engines-eazel_0.3-5.1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up gtk-engines-eazel (0.3-5.1) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute post-installation script: Exec 
format error
dpkg: error processing gtk-engines-eazel (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Tried to repeat this with Synaptic and Adept and the same thing 
happens.  Dependencies would seem to be okay and so it should 
install.  Doing 'apt-get remove' sorts out everything and apt-get 
works once again.

Anyone know how I might be able to get gtk-engines-eazel to install 
properly ?  Its not greatly important but it would be nice to fix it.



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