logrotate and other possibly related issues
ckosloff
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Iam consistently getting warnings when I start smxi that some packages are missing in it, I believe it is logrotate, I always answer 1 to install but this never happens because dist-upgrade fails with error 100 no matter which mirror I select, so I think that these issues are related.
What sayest thou?
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techAdmin
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weird. Try manually installing something and see if there are apt errors. Try nano or something small.
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Don't know how to install stuff in smxi, please elaborate.
Am proficient with nano.
Also, I am having trouble with Debian, su command has been deprecated, now you have to use something like su - or /sbin/su, libcap-ng0 not fixed yet and my working computer is acting up, it takes like 3 minutes to get to the desktop after boot sequence reaches the point when it should load.
Thank you.
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Logrotate already installed in my computer, dunno which packages are missing in smxi so I can install those and test further
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I think there's something wrong on the system, unrelated to smxi.

the extra long boot is the warning, unless it's one of those annoying systemd pauses which are almost impossible to work around.
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There is definitely something wrong with the system and I don't think that systemd is the culprit, rather libcap-ng0, system was working fine with systemd and all installed.
I am trying to solve with dist-upgrade in the hope that buggy library is fixed but in vain, I cannot even run a proper dist-upgrade with this damn thing of su deprecated.
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I don't know about su being deprecated, I've seen no sign of that.

:: Code ::
sudo su -


is how you get root in systems without su to root.
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I can su to root, however if I do in dist-upgrade there are many packages not found in the path, will post examples.
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You have to use: su -

I just encountered this problem, some moron in Debian decided to change something that has been standard for decades, for no good reason.
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Agree with the moron adjective
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