[Solved] I think my internet was deleted.

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[Solved] I think my internet was deleted.

Postby chadrick » 2017-07-08 03:06

Hello All,

I recently upgraded to Debian Stretch and all went good for about a week. Then, I installed a package using Aptitude from the Stretch repository. Aptitude deleted what looked like dozens, if not hundreds of packages. Now I have no Gnome, Cinnamon, XFCE etc.

I tried to open Aptitude to reinstall Gnome, Cinnamon and XFCE but it appears that I do not have Aptitude installed anymore.

I tried apt-get install aptitude. I get error messages saying that ftp.us.debian.org cannot resolve.

I then tried ifconfig and I do not see an eth0. I see a lo and a tun0 and an (UNSPEC). I think that means that I have no internet. Is that true?

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Re: I think my internet was deleted.

Postby kopper » 2017-07-08 06:24

Someone might ask what did you install and why would you let aptitude remove those packages without checking what was going to be removed?
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Re: I think my internet was deleted.

Postby kedaha » 2017-07-08 08:55

You might open a terminal to see what packages got removed; maybe you can restore the necessary packages for your internet connection.
$ cd && ls /var/cache/apt/archives
And while you're about it, post what's in your sources.list. It's a bit odd that all the packages should've gone south.
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: I think my internet was deleted.

Postby orythem27 » 2017-07-08 09:46

It might be fixable but on the other hand it might not. But honestly, a complete reinstall would probably require the least effort at this point. Use LiveCD/LiveUSB to rescue personal data if necessary.

kedaha wrote:You might open a terminal to see what packages got removed; maybe you can restore the necessary packages for your internet connection.
$ cd && ls /var/cache/apt/archives

I think you mean /var/log/apt/history.log
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Re: I think my internet was deleted.

Postby chadrick » 2017-07-09 09:04

kopper wrote:Someone might ask what did you install and why would you let aptitude remove those packages without checking what was going to be removed?


Because I am a noob.
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Re: I think my internet was deleted.

Postby chadrick » 2017-07-09 09:05

orythem27 wrote:It might be fixable but on the other hand it might not. But honestly, a complete reinstall would probably require the least effort at this point.

I am going that route. My system was becoming too frankenized anyway.
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