debian package management tip

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Mar 11 09:43:51 UTC 2010

When managing packages with aptitude update in debian you'll sometimes get 
a segmentation fault error or a build tree corrupt error ouch back from 
aptitude.  When that happens, first run dselect update then run aptitude 
update and that problem goes away.  That's aptitude's way of saying basic 
set up information is outdated and we're not going to continue until 
that's fixed.

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