Re: package in a bad way - what to do
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 07:39:16PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Have you tried apt-get --purge remove <program name>
> Just did this. I got the following
> Reading Package Lists...
> Building Dependency Tree...
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
> 1 packages not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 2408kB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n] dpkg: error processing aime (--purge):
> Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
> reinstall it before attempting a removal.
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> ... how do I reinstall the thing? Is 'reinstallation' distinct from plain
> installation? I tried downloading the .deb directly and dpkg -i installing
> it ... no go. I want this freakin' thing off my machine. Is there a way to
> effect that?
apt-get's too smart for its own good. Use a program lower on the
cybernetic intelligence tree.
i got out of it, but i don't remember exactly.
dpkg -r someprogram
and let us know your results.
maybe i used dselect? I don't remember. Try everything.
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