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wpeckham

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apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:31:06 AM »
Everything has been going fine for the last three months, when suddently, just today..
apt-get dist-upgrade wants to remove all of xorg and uninstall every kernel.  This would, obviously, render my laptop unbootable.

Does anyone know what is going on?  Are the Repos broken? 

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Re: apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 01:44:39 PM »
This is another classic perl package update fuckaboo....

I have seen this three times now in 5 years of SID usage...the first two I have dubbed Perl Jam I & II...  perl devs seem to release way too early?  Not sure why or how, but this is the issue

Just wait 2-3 days for the rest of the devs to catchup to perl.  DO NOT run the updates...

Thanks for pointing this out
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Re: apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 02:59:06 PM »
I have just done the update as it appears that all the perl apps that I run were in line with the perl update

I am seeing no ill effects of such a massive upgrade

This is what my updates were
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wpeckham

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Re: apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 09:26:27 PM »
Confirmed.  I was able to run an upgrade today without it wanting to uninstall all of xorg and all of my installed kernels. 


How do I mark this 'solved'?

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Re: apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 10:18:30 PM »
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+1

Held off for a while. Did a d-u today. All is well with VSIDO !

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Re: apt-get suddenly hates my laptop
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 11:12:18 PM »
Well done on this thread... this is what I had hoped for in starting a forum... information flowing so everyone could gain from it

Thanks!
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