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Gordon

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OOPS Major headache
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:58:10 PM »
Hi All

OOPS I have caused myself a major headache. I haven’t been on for a while so I did what I always do without looking at things  first. Never Again though. I have done a dist-upgrade and now nothing work, well almost nothing, And I have no idea how to get out of it other  than doing an install from an older disk that I have. Is that the only way ?
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Gordon
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Re: OOPS Major headache
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 08:25:55 PM »
No backups? Then I guess reinstall would be the only way.

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Re: OOPS Major headache
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 10:11:46 PM »
@gordon.

Sid has some major new packages coming through; dist-upgrades causing all kinds of breakage.

You will probably need to re-install with most recent version you have, or can get; then wait on dist-upgrade.
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Re: OOPS Major headache
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 03:00:42 AM »
And the VSIDO iso of July 26 would be a few mere days prior to the August 01 start of libstdc++6 transition.  That one might work better than an old one.  Whole lot of waiting going on in Sid these days.

Note Once installed apt-get upgrade and even apt-get install flactag (etc. etc.) will cause your machine to break via updating the gcc and flushing many programs (like libre-office) down the drain.   

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 04:37:34 AM »
Interesting that on my build machines (VirtualBox) and this host machine, all dist-upgrades have successfully gone through.

These updates have added over 400 MiB of new packages that translates to 100 new MiB's on the ISO builds now... that will not work.  I am going through the upgrades systemically to see what added so much new packages

I have said Fuck Conky for a long time...  Is Debian getting to the same levels?
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Gordon

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Re: OOPS Major headache
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2015, 04:27:30 PM »
Hi all.

Well I will just have to find a back iso that I somewhere, no idea what one it is but its a start and then just wait for the all clear again.  :D :D
Won't be the last time I mess things I bet. Use to doing reinstalls, at it all the time.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 06:00:07 PM »
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These updates have added over 400 MiB of new packages that translates to 100 new MiB's on the ISO builds now...

That's around a 20% increment. Hope it will slim down again when things settle down in Sid. Crossed fingers.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2015, 06:01:18 PM »
I just did todays update and it has happened... several packages and 107 MiB removed so at least it is a start
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Re: OOPS Major headache
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2015, 07:26:25 PM »
Well just reinstalled kernel 4.0.0.2. Mostly gone OK but wcid is not working, says not connected but I obviously am so am back on the way to running OK again  :) :) just got to add a few programs now
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Gordon
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