Problems with package installation
Topic: Problems with package installation
started by: casio
Posted by casio on Sep. 12 2005,07:32I have enabled apt and even updated to GNU utilities, however when I run sudo -H apt-get install uucp I get broken packages reported. This also happens if I try and install alien.
I am running DSL in ram so that I get a system that (I thought anyway) is R/W.
I need uucp to be installed as it is the main reason for using DSL in the fact that it can run entirely in RAM.
Also I have just tried to run DSL on a PC at work and the TFT screen reports a signal losts erroring with the Hz is too high. Any help on this would be appreciated.
Posted by casio on Sep. 13 2005,09:25just a further question to this post . As I am struggling to install this via apt-get or even synaptic (I know I have probably got this wrong) would it be better if I installed uucp via a tar.gz file and then complied it through make etc?
Posted by mikshaw on Sep. 13 2005,13:04It would probably not be simpler to compile it on DSL.
What message are you getting specifically? It sounds like it could be missing a dependency that is not being found by apt-get.
Posted by casio on Sep. 13 2005,13:53
It does look like the dependices are been found and attempted to be installed. If my memory serves me correctly one of the dependics/installation procedures tries to do something with /etc/aliases but reports an access error of sorts. Also , again if my memory serves correctly , dpkg reports error code (1).
Sorry to be vague but I do not have the full details to hand.
Posted by mikshaw on Sep. 13 2005,19:05hmmm...i don't know for sure what that would mean. /etc/aliases might be a symlink to /KNOPPIX/etc/aliases, in which case it couldn't be modified without first copying the file from KNOPPIX.
Posted by casio on Sep. 14 2005,08:15
I have got this working now - it needed a lot of setting up to work which included creating a user and loading an SMTP program - I couldnt install sendmail so I sed postfix instead.
Cheers for your input
P.S. Great O/S BTW