[TriLUG] Broken kmail in Debian sarge?
tbryan at python.net
Wed Jan 5 22:54:51 EST 2005
I know that there are some Debian users on the list.
I just installed Debian (sarge) for the first time last weekend. Since then,
I have stumbled across a couple of programs that I had forgotten to install
(kuickshow, xemacs, etc.) I used dselect to install them. No problems.
This morning, I realized that I was missing xpdf. dselect, choose xpdf, tell
it to install packages required by (and recommended by) xpdf. Install.
Now, I was in a meeting at the time, so I was only half paying attention to
dselect. I'm pretty sure that all I did was to select xpdf and resolve
through its dependecies. I remember seeing that one library package was
being uninstalled because it is now deprecated and another one replaced it.
When the install step ran, I saw that dselect was installing a bunch of KDE
apps. I was running KDE at the time, but I'm not sure whether that could
cause the problem I'm seeing.
I have rebooted the machine since then. I can boot up and log into KDE fine.
I use a Konsole and browse slashdot with Konqueror. I can open KMail, but
when I attempt to access IMAP over SLL, I get an error dialog that says
"Could not start process for newimap". This worked just before I installed
says that I have 0 packages to install.
Any ideas for troubleshooting? Does apt-get or dselect write logs somewhere
about exactly which packages it is installing? I'd like to track down that
deleted library package and figure out what might be broken.
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