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Re: Help!! Autoremove after installing dolphin breaks pc

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-03 17:52


^ Please read this link, it explains everything.
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Re: Help!! Autoremove after uninstalling dolphin breaks pc

Postby nadielaya7 » 2018-08-03 17:58

debiman wrote:^ the thing with autoremove is, either you always use it, or never.
if you use it only sometimes, things could break in some unpredictable ways.
i always use it, and never have any problems with it.
of course the caution from my previous post still applies.

nadielaya7 wrote:
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cat /var/log/apt/history.log

(...)

Start-Date: 2018-07-30  13:52:17
Commandline: apt autoremove
Remove:

(...)


there is a long list of applications that got autoremoved.
simply reinstall them all again!
only use the name of the package up to the colon ':', like this:
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apt install fonts-linuxlibertine speech-dispatcher-espeak-ng ...etc...

Lets see
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Re: Help!! Autoremove after uninstalling dolphin breaks pc

Postby nadielaya7 » 2018-08-03 18:04

debiman wrote:^ the thing with autoremove is, either you always use it, or never.
if you use it only sometimes, things could break in some unpredictable ways.
i always use it, and never have any problems with it.
of course the caution from my previous post still applies.

nadielaya7 wrote:
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cat /var/log/apt/history.log

(...)

Start-Date: 2018-07-30  13:52:17
Commandline: apt autoremove
Remove:

(...)


there is a long list of applications that got autoremoved.
simply reinstall them all again!
only use the name of the package up to the colon ':', like this:
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apt install fonts-linuxlibertine speech-dispatcher-espeak-ng ...etc...

Editing the string of removeed things with a text editor and removing whatever might cause apt to not install them all correctly so that maybe theres still something thats still not just like before = time to just reinstall the whole thing alltogether.

So you recommend using autoremove every time we apt-get remove anything? How do you go about autoremove?
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Re: Help!! Autoremove after installing dolphin breaks pc

Postby stevepusser » 2018-08-03 22:50

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apt-get autoremove


You don't need do point upgrades of Debian, they take place if you keep up with "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade", unless you have a problem with your software sources. Since what you say happened really doesn't on a system with sane sources, that's really a possibility.

Just installing the xfce4 metapackage will get your GUI back up and running.
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Re: Help!! Autoremove after uninstalling dolphin breaks pc

Postby debiman » 2018-08-04 02:49

nadielaya7 wrote:Is there a way to get debian to upgrade to the latest debian without having to download the official images on cds (or any other preferred install method) and reinstalling the whole thing again like that? Is dist-upgrade supposed to do this already? Is there a way to make sure I got all the packages included in latest debian or something like that? Seems a drag to be needing to reinstall Debian from scratch from the images every single time. Should be something that updates everything so its the same as if installing the latest image. Is there? I have to go to the store and buy new cdrs all the time just to reinstall to latest debian seems so dumb; need to find a good enough way around this.

yes, and yes.
and no, you don't need to do it from scratch every time.
i did a dist-upgrade from jessie to stretch. it wasn't hard, but i read up on it before i started doing it.

nadielaya7 wrote:Editing the string of removeed things with a text editor and removing whatever might cause apt to not install them all correctly so that maybe theres still something thats still not just like before = time to just reinstall the whole thing alltogether.
if you say so. that's your choice.
So you recommend using autoremove every time we apt-get remove anything?

actually yes, i do.
but even more i recommend to read what is written before pressing <Enter>, and make an informed decision.
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