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Re: Catalog package

On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 11:42:39AM -0400, David A. Greene wrote:
> Hi there,


> I'm still having major problems with the  catalog  package.  This  all
> started because catalog does not depend on mysql-server yet uses mysql
> in its configure and removal scripts.  Because  I  didn't  have  mysql
> installed the system is completely broken. I installed mysql and  gave
> root the same password I told catalog but for the life of me  I  can't
> remove the $^#% package! I get access errors (permission  denied)  and
> dpkg dies.

I'm the new maintainer for catalog package and I'll fix that.

> I'll file a bug report, but in the meantime how can I  force  apt/dpkg
> to remove something? Is there a way I can manually  hack  the  package
> database? I'm at a complete loss.

You had to edit the /var/lib/dpkg/info/catalog.prerm and put an  exit  0
at the beginning of the script. And then, remove the package.


Igor Genibel 
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