Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Aug. 19 2004,02:59
|I did everything you have listed above. I got a ton of errors when downloading and installing Synaptic but don't know if they are signifigant. The manager comes up, gives warnings like "Couldn't stat source package list http:ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.dabian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)" I get 3 that are like that when the manager starts up.|
Also when I try to mark something for installation in the lists, I get an error saying that the packages have unmet dependencies and won't be marked for installation or upgrade.
okay, i have been able to duplicate your problem (got high speed connection, today, YAY!!!) on my 7.3 install. it looks like a new version of synaptic was recently moved into the testing area of debian and that new version breaks DSL. every time, for me at least. something about libice(something) not being present. what's worse is that after a restart, a lot of things don't work properly. for example, when fluxbox loads up, the icons don't come up, and the side panel, slit, and bbpager (i think that's what the little 3 desktop display thing is called) are discolored and somewhat pixilated.
admittedly, synaptic will come up, but if you try to install anything, you get errors. not a LOT of errors, but enough that it's obvious that something is broke...
what i would do, and am doing, for that matter, after a fresh install, is NOT download synaptic and just use apt, until this problem gets worked out.
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