I hope my question is suitable for this topic as I am completely new to this community. And I am also new to Parrot OS! I use it with VirtualBox. I’ve been recently learning some beginner commands but decided to jumoo to handling packages…and I didn’t handle them very well So I what I first did was sudo apt-get update to update my database and see what packages I need to upgrade. I haven’t installed anything so far. I saw that I have a few packages and some of them needed to be upgraded. Okay. I started to upgrade them with sudo apt-get upgrade I got that displayed on my terminal:
apt upgrade is unsafe on rolling release distributions.
using apt full-upgrade instead
use apt upgrade --force to override
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
After that the displayed message was:
1717 upgraded, 245 newly installed, 9 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I never knew it would use apt full-upgrade instead of just upgrade and maybe this is my fault. But I decided to give it a go and I regretted it afterwards as it was taking immense amount of time, it prompted me with messages whether I should do this and that automatically, give permissions to non-root users, etc. I didn’t know anything about these so I decided to abort the installation. I know this is probably the worst I could do but I did it. Some of the packages were affected.
My question is, I’m pretty sure that this kinda broke something in the OS, but I still haven’t encountered it. Is there any way to troubleshoot the whole OS and see what’s broken and needed to be fixed. I can just reinstall the OS but this is probably the easier way and I want to clean up the mess and learn from this. It was a lesson, I’m not gonna lie.
Thanks to everyone who can explain me and give me advice on whether such troubleshooting is possible. If not, what the other options are. Cheers!