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Re: repairing damage to package manager


On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:22:06PM -0400, songbird wrote:
> 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
>   songbird

That's good to know for future problems, but I managed to find the
correct download link, retrieved it, and it installed okay with the 
dpkg -i command. I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade with no
errors and nothing to do, so perhaps I am in the clear.

Thanks for the help. 


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