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

Michael Jones m_g_j at michaelandholly.com
Fri Jul 22 03:41:03 EDT 2005

I think I've hit about the same point..

The error seems to be coming from a conflict between the packages from the
dist-upgrade and the ones done manually..

I wonder if there's a way to "protect" a certain package from the updater?

- Michael

> From: Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: <jerry at pondmanor.com>, Discussion about mythtv
> <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:14:41 -0400
> To: <jgscott987 at yahoo.com>, Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] apt-get on FC3 still broken?
> 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.
> -Jerry
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