[urgent!] - help with packages that broke my install!

  • champi0n
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Ok, so my server has been running for the past year or so with no problems.

I use
# apt-get install htmldoc

which has 4 dependant packages (out of 11) that i dont have installed. So it installs a total of 5 packages (including the htmldoc).

So everything "SEEMS" fine until I go to check my mail. Cannot find server.. Ok, so i check my dns, change it to my ip instead of my url (in my mail client) and still no workie.

I try to later add a sub domain with my web hosting control panel... doesnt work. :O

I just need to find out the 4 dependant packages installed so i can remove them

Is there a log for apt-get?

Thanks for any help, greatly appreciated
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Quote:
Links for dependencies of HTMLDOC

PROJECT TYPE LINKS
FLTK optional Homepage Tar/GZ Changelog
libjpeg optional Homepage Tar/GZ
libpng optional Homepage Tar/GZ
zlib optional Homepage Tar/GZ

- http://freshmeat.net/depends/download-all/4196/
theres 4 dependencies. could be it..maybe not.



did you check here http://www.easysw.com/htmldoc/ ?
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http://packages.debian.org/stable/web/htmldoc

lists the dependancies...

but i mean it was 4 that were installed... so maybe those 4?
hmmm
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could be. try doing an apt-get remove htmldoc and see if it lists dependencies.?
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This sounds to me like 2 unrelated issues unless one of the packages happened to be something to do with your mail server. Are you sure your mail service is running in the first place?

Open a command line and try:
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telnet 123.123.123.123 25

Where 123.123.123.123 is the ip address of your mail server. If that succeeds, you have SMTP, you can then try the same thing with 110 instead of 25 to test your pop service.

More likely than not, uninstalling some package will not automatically make things work again, even if installing the package is what broke it to begin with. You need to see if any of your server's configuration files were replaced, which is also unlikely as new config file updates are usually given a .new or similar extension so they don't interrupt services running on the server. If you find your configuration files to be in tact, check your firewall ("nmap 123.123.123.123" from a remote system should tell you enough).

If you still have issues, it would be imperative to know your operating system and which mail server (qmail, postfix, sendmail) you're running since they all vary so widely.

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