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Re: repairing damage to package manager

Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> I presume you are suggesting using wget to retrieve the missing
> packages after identifying their URL's? 

  if you haven't cleared /var/cache/apt/archives you
can check what is in there by:

$ ls /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb | grep apt and
see what versions are showing up.

then if they are still there you can try
dpkg -i on the latest versions