apt-get system reinstallation

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jul 9 19:27:24 BST 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 07/09/2008 09:22 AM, NoOp wrote:
[re: aptitude reinstall ~i]
> Well, after removing NX it seemed to be going well until this part:
> Fetched 45.4MB in 4min46s (158kB/s)
> E: Couldn't configure pre-depend coreutils for debianutils, probably a
> dependency cycle.
> A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:

I've seen that before with coreutils, so it's possible that coreutils is the
only thing that this will happen with.  It should be possible to
do "aptitude reinstall coreutils" and try again.  But I rather suspect that
you'll have a lot of things that need to be fixed this way as it goes
along.  I'm surprised you only needed to download 45MB!

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