Michael Leone on 16 May 2008 08:02:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenSSH on Debian advice needed

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Ezra Wolfe <ewolfe@dlc-solutions.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I patched some of our Debian servers last night in response to the OpenSSH
> issue (http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1571) without any problems.
> However, one of our servers complained when I ran the update:
> XXX:~# apt-get install ssh
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386: Depends: initrd-tools (>= 0.1.48) but it is not
> going to be installed
>   ssh: Depends: openssh-client but it is not going to be installed
>        Depends: openssh-server but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify
> a solution).
> I've read a few things on the web about dealing with unmet dependencies and
> none of them inspire a whole lot of confidence for me just to use the -f
> option.
> Does anyone have any advice on the best way to upgrade this package?

I'd use aptitude instead of apt-get, and I'd manually tell it to
install what it says it wants:

aptitude install openssh-server openssh-client ssh initrd-tools

I'd start there.

Michael J. Leone

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