[mythtv-users] apt-get on FC3 still broken?

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 00:14:41 EDT 2005

On 21/07/05, J. Scott <jgscott987 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've read several messages over the last few weeks that doing a
> dist-upgrade on FC3 results in apt-get being removed from your system
> Well, that happened to me last night on a fresh install of FC3- I've
> lost my apt.
> I searched high and low, but couldn't find a fix for the problem (or
> at least one that I could understand.)
> Could someone tell me how to fix this, in layman's terms? I've
> installed a few mythTV systems on Fedora, but I'm still very much of a
> linux novice.
> Do I need to use FC4, or is there an easy solution for my FC3 system?

I'm currently in the midst of struggling through this myself, and I
thought I figured out something that works by putting together two
suggestions from different posts by Axel on the atrpms mailing list.

In step 5 of Jarod's guide, in between the apt-get update and apt-get
dist-upgrade, I tried this:

apt-get install apt atrpms-package-config fedora-release beecrypt

This seemed to complete ok, so then I did an apt-get dist-upgrade,
which got to the point of figuring out how much space it needed to
install the downloaded packages on the file system, and then said "E:
Error while running transaction" when it got up to xorg-x11-tools.  At
least apt-get is still there, but now I'm stuck.


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