Re: packages in .deb not installed !?!
From: Richard A Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: packages in .deb not installed !?!
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 16:51:01 -0400 (EDT)
> Sigh... don't know if this is contibuting to my other problem
> (not being able to install some packages) or not...
> I'm installing a local copy of sendmail, and several files that
> it contains (aparently all under /etc/) are not missing...
> I've verified that the files are indeed in the .deb, with the expected
> attributes, sizes, etc.
> Something is amiss... anyone seen anything like this before ?
I am not sure but they are all conffiles and when conffiles
of a package are lost by accident then only installing a package
again does not install conffiles, at least in some cases.
It might help to purge (not remove!) a package first and then
install a package again, that is,
# dpkg --force-depends --purge sendmail
# dpkg -i sendmail_*.deb
I hope this will help you ...
Best Regards, 2001.8.2
Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.