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Re: synaptic install of initramfs-tools fails




On 27/05/18 11:10, Charles Zeitler wrote:
when trying to install initramfs-tools, synaptic froze part way through.
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still freezing:

sudo dpkg --configure initramfs-tools
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-6-amd64
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for
module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for
module r8169
any suggestions?

What do you mean by freezing? Does "apt-get install -f" complete?

You should be able to fix the firmware warnings by installing firmware-realtek from non-free.

Kind regards,

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Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Director
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>
New Zealand