[PlanetCCRMA] synaptic broken?

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat May 1 09:07:00 2004

> i am running FC1 CCRMA distro and previously have had no trouble doing
> either individual package upgrades or dist upgrades using synaptic.
> suddenly, with my most recent dist upgrade attempt (this morning),
> synaptic freezes at the "performing changes" stage. it can only be
> stopped by killing. this is happening whether i attempt the entire dist
> upgrade or select individual packages.
> when synaptic starts up, it reports no broken packages.
> "rpm -Uvh" upgrades packages without trouble, so i believe the problem
> is with synaptic. if i use rpm to remove and re-install synaptic, is
> there anything which needs to be done to ensure it's package list
> remains current?

Could you please try using the command line utilities? They may print
more informational messages:

first sync with the repository:
  apt-get update

then try the dist-upgrade:
  apt-get dist-upgrade

-- Fernando