Re: how to get dpkg to work from scratch?
On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 04:38:20PM -0500, Chris Gorman wrote:
> In order to get around the dependencies use the --force-depends switch
> with dpkg which will turn all dependency errors into warnings.
> dpkg -i --force-depends somepackage.deb
> I'm not sure if this will fix the problem with dpkg not finding updates,
> which is a directory on my system ( /var/lib/dpkg/updates/ ) .
I have had no problems like that, only that it refused to unpack
base-files or something due to armv5tel not maching architecture arm
even though that is what I said I wanted. Apparently some things
require the map file be correct in debootstrap. Once the system is
installed it never seems to care what the uname -m says.