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Postby jozephbrasil » 2017-11-01 11:12

Hi guys,

I am trying to update my Debian disto, but I have a machine corrupted.

For some reason after an apt-get update I got packages: google-compute-engine-init-jessie and google-compute-engine-jessie removed and now when I try to reinstall it I get:

apt-get install google-compute-engine-init-jessie google-compute-engine-jessie google-compute-engine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
google-compute-engine : Depends: python-google-compute-engine (= 2.7.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: python3-google-compute-engine (= 2.7.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
Conflicts: google-compute-engine-init-jessie but 2.1.3-0.1503598199 is to be installed
Conflicts: google-compute-engine-jessie but 2.5.2-0.1502923259 is to be installed
google-compute-engine-init-jessie : Depends: google-config-jessie but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Everything begins when I tried to install apt-get install certbot without success!

apt-get install certbot
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
certbot : Depends: python-certbot (= 0.10.2-1~bpo8+1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Anyone knows how to fix these issues?
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby arochester » 2017-11-01 11:24

Unstable is not a distro.

Get away from the Debian terms for a moment and think of RC (Release Candidate), Beta Version and Alpha Version. The Debian RC and the distro is Debian Stable. Testing equates with Beta (less buggy than Alpha) and Unstable with Alpha (most buggy). A minority of people successfully use Unstable because they are very careful, know what they are doing and can get out of problems.

Your messages say "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.". Have you tried the command to fix broken packages?
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-01 20:37

Sigh...you don't even let us know what version of Debian you are running. That could be at the root of the issue, but as a volunteer like everyone else here, it's hard to work up any enthusiasm to help when we know we'll have to waste time trying to pry out even basic information.

Anyway, install inxi and give us the output of
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inxi -F

inxi -r


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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby debiman » 2017-11-02 05:59

i don't think that debian ships with any package that starts with "google...", so something MUST be fishy.
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby jozephbrasil » 2017-11-07 23:39

Sorry for delay:

System: Host: whmcs-vm Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
Console: tty 0 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Machine: Mobo: Google model: Google Compute Engine
Bios: Google v: Google date: 01/01/2011
CPU: Single core Intel Xeon (-MCP-) cache: 30720 KB clocked at 2500 MHz
Graphics: Card: Failed to Detect Video Card!
Display Server: N/A driver: N/A
tty size: 115x41 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Network: Card: Red Hat Virtio network device driver: virtio-pci
IF: eth0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 42:01:0a:80:00:02
Drives: HDD Total Size: 10.7GB (33.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: PersistentDisk size: 10.7GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.8G used: 3.4G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 74 Uptime: 24 days Memory: 255.5/594.4MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.28
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie main
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-cloud.list
deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk-jessie main
deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt google-cloud-compute-jessie main
deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt google-cloud-packages-archive-keyring-jessie main
deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt google-compute-engine-jessie-stable main
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby jozephbrasil » 2017-11-07 23:39

apt-get install python-acme
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... 50%
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
python-acme : Depends: python-openssl (>= 0.15) but 0.14-1 is to be installed
Depends: python-cryptography (>= 0.8) but 0.6.1-1+deb8u1 is to be installed
Depends: python-setuptools (>= 11.3~) but 5.5.1-1 is to be installed
Recommends: python-dnspython but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-08 02:14

There is no python-acme that's in Jessie, it's from the jessie-backports repository you have left enabled, contrary to their recommendations. https://packages.debian.org/jessie-back ... ython-acme

You also have add some extra special sauce to the install command for packages from backports; please see the instructions at backports.org.
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-11-08 02:29

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
python-acme : Depends: python-openssl (>= 0.15) but 0.14-1 is to be installed
Depends: python-cryptography (>= 0.8) but 0.6.1-1+deb8u1 is to be installed
Depends: python-setuptools (>= 11.3~) but 5.5.1-1 is to be installed
Recommends: python-dnspython but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


What is with the smiley face in the output ?
That is why we have code boxes, please use them :
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
python-acme : Depends: python-openssl (>= 0.15) but 0.14-1 is to be installed
Depends: python-cryptography (>= 0.8) but 0.6.1-1+deb8u1 is to be installed
Depends: python-setuptools (>= 11.3~) but 5.5.1-1 is to be installed
Recommends: python-dnspython but it is not going to be installed

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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-08 03:11

Keep these:

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deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie main
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main


Get rid of everything else.

If that doesn't help, consider that the Google stuff messed up your system and do a fresh install.
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Re: Unstable Distro

Postby debiman » 2017-11-08 04:44

the thread should be titled "cannot install certbot/letsencrypt on debian jessie".

i wonder if those google cloud repos have something to do with the problem, they aren't mentioned anywhere in https://wiki.debian.org/LetsEncrypt

btw, in case the debian wiki instructions aren't sufficient, there's plenty more:
https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=install%2 ... n%20jessie
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