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Re: How bad is --force-remove-reinstreq

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 12:36:45AM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Pedro Guerreiro wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 01:55:40AM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > 
> > > 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,
> >                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > 
> > If your sistem don't use pcmcia, why on hell are you installing it? Just do
> > 'dpkg --purge pcmcia-cs'. This should do it.
> I'm not installing pcmcia-cs. I'm trying to uninstall it. And if you'd
> read
> the email you would have seen that dpkg --purge doesn't work in this
> case.

I've read your email from top to bottom and back to top again, and I've yet
to see where you said that dpkg --purge don't work. You mentioned that apt
don't work, not that dpkg don't work.

I've also understood that you weren't trying to install pcmcia, but rather to
uninstall it. From what I've understood, I think that base-floopies
installed it for you, and something went wrong when it (base-floppies) tryed
to uninstall it. That's why I've suggested you to try the --purge option.

Last, I'm sorry if my atitude seemed somewhat hard. That wasn't my intention.


Pedro Guerreiro						 UIN: 48533103
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