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Re: broken package dependencies, surgery on package database

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 08:35:37PM -0800, Richard Weil <rcweil@yahoo.com> was heard to say:
> able:/home/rcw# dpkg --purge lm-sensors-2.4.23
> dpkg: error processing lm-sensors-2.4.23 (--purge):
>  Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you
> should
>  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  lm-sensors-2.4.23

  Just a general note: this usually means that the configuration of the
package was interrupted in some way.

  I wonder if using equivs to create dummy replacements for the broken
packages would get you anywhere?


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