[mythtv-users] having issues with apt-get (on RH FC 1)

Jarod C. Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Sun Feb 15 03:27:10 EST 2004

On Feb 14, 2004, at 16:19, gabe at mustbethemoney.com wrote:

> I am getting along pretty well in my install, but every now and then 
> when
> I try to do an apt-get install of a package not installed, I get a 
> funky
> message.  For example:
> # apt-get install lirc-kmdl-$MYKERNEL
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Package lirc-kmdl is not installed, so not removed
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 22 not upgraded.
> I realize it is not installed, that is why I am trying to do an apt-get
> install of it ;)  But instead it is telling me it can't remove it.  Any
> ideas what is going on here?  This happened with the ALSA drivers to,
> which i wound up having to compile from source.  Hoping to avoid that
> here, being as it is setup for an apt-get.

It looks like you don't actually have $MYKERNEL set. apt thinks you're 
trying to install lirc-kmdl, rather than lirc-kmdl-`uname -r`.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE

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