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doctordruidphd
January 5th, 2009, 05:21 AM
While working on a new installation, I installed some kde packages. Something went wrong; I saw the installer flash messages to the effect it was removing network-manager and other stuff, and when it was all over, I totally lost network connectivity. Nothing; it's completely dead. Therefore, I cannot download replacement packages with the package manager. "Reinstalling" is not an option; too much work put into it for that. Any other way I can download the required packages (or even figure out what they are)? It appears that inetd is missing, for one thing. If I could download the package files (with debian, which I am using now) I could copy and install with dpkg. Well, any ideas how to proceed?

OK problem solved. I found some old debian ETCH dvd's that had the necessary packages, and got kde's package manager to install from them. Caveat experimentor!