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.
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