How bad is --force-remove-reinstreq
I have a system on which pcmcia-cs is marked as half-installed/needing
reinstallation. The system doesn't use pcmcia. Because of this error,
apt refuses to work because it doesn't know where pcmcia-cs comes
So the choices are to manually download all the required packages to
create pcmcia-cs (the source isn't on this machine) only to immediately
uninstall them, or
BTW, it would be nice if apt could work out where these created packages
came from. Maybe virtual packages listed in the Packages.gz file
along the lines of:
Depends: debmake, etc....
You get the idea. No files needed in the archive.
Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com>