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#1 2022-01-15 01:42:09

Micronaut
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Registered: 2019-07-04
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Persistently broken package

My gaming install has a broken package related to the nVidia proprietary drivers. Every time I run apt/aptitude to install something, it tries to fix the problem package but cannot. The same string of errors occurs every time:

Setting up nvidia-persistenced (418.56-1) ...
Starting NVIDIA Persistence Daemon
nvidia-persistenced failed to initialize. Check syslog for more details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript nvidia-persistenced, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package nvidia-persistenced (--configure):
 installed nvidia-persistenced package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Is this possibly related to another thread on an apparent mistake in the nVidia driver packages?

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#2 2022-01-15 05:00:15

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Re: Persistently broken package

Hello:

Micronaut wrote:

... same string of errors occurs every time:

I had what seems to be the same problem.
HevyDevy worked it out here:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=24685#p24685

I followed his instructions, see a step by step here:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=24694#p24694

Check the thread from that post onwards, there is some more useful information and at least one other example.

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2022-01-15 11:29:15)

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#3 2022-01-16 20:30:48

Micronaut
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Re: Persistently broken package

Looks kind of involved... but if it works it's better than watching that error for as long as the install lasts. smile

Is this problem specific to Devuan? Or is it found in Debian also? Could this problem be referred up the chain to Debian package management? It looks like something in the proprietary drivers installation needs to be revised.

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#4 2022-01-16 21:28:21

Altoid
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Re: Persistently broken package

Hello:

Micronaut wrote:

... kind of involved...
... but if it works ...

It worked for me.
Which is why I posted the process with the terminal output so it would be detailed and easy to follow for anyone with the same problem.

You may want to read the posts after mine for further info.
Some steps I took may have been redundant.

Micronaut wrote:

... specific to Devuan?
... referred up the chain to Debian package management?

No idea.
I have not had good experiences with bug reporting.

Micronaut wrote:

... proprietary drivers installation needs to be revised.

Probably, but I would not hold my breath.

Best,

A.

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#5 2022-01-17 13:03:40

Ogis1975
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Registered: 2017-04-21
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Re: Persistently broken package

Micronaut wrote:

Looks kind of involved... but if it works it's better than watching that error for as long as the install lasts. smile

Is this problem specific to Devuan? Or is it found in Debian also? Could this problem be referred up the chain to Debian package management? It looks like something in the proprietary drivers installation needs to be revised.

Yes, it is this problem specific to Devuan. I tried to install the nvidia driver on a Debian 11 system. No error messages.


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