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xandros 3.1 installation problem ...

Postby ^Gatos^ » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:18 am

i have this serious problem and then i cant install xandros ... here is the problem i hope that you know what can i do .... :

Selecting previously deselected package xandros-changepwd.

Unpacking xandros-changepwd (from .../xandros-changepwd_3.0.68-1_i386.deb) ...

Errors were encountered while processing:

/instmnt/dists/xandros3.0/main/binary-i386/libs/libkcal2_3.3.0.16-4_i386.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code

thanks a lot and i want this version very much .. ..... so please help me as better as you can
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RE: xandros 3.1 installation problem ...

Postby Rhakios » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:58 pm

Package related errors are usually down to one of three causes:
1. Insufficient ram to handle the installation.
2. Bad ram, i.e. a corrupt memory module which may seem to function okay in day to day use, but causes problems when put under the heavy load characteristic of installing a new operating system.
3. A corrupt CD, it may have some errors, either due to a bad download or something during the burn process.
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RE: xandros 3.1 installation problem ...

Postby fingers99 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:01 pm

How are you trying to install the package? And where from?

Xandros is a "sort of" Debian. Where it Debian I'd do:

apt-get update && apt-get install xandros-changepwd

(I'd look very closely at the packages apt wanted to remove or update)

if that didn't do it, I'd try to force installation (see man apt-get).

It's interesting, though that libkcal appears to be where the problem is: I'm guessing that this is one of the Kde libraries in which case you may need to update Kde first. This can be a pretty fraught process!
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