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Re: broken package dependencies, surgery on package database

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:26:59AM -0800, Richard Weil <rcweil@yahoo.com> was heard to say:
> I've used equivs for making java packages before, but
> I have no idea how to use it for other packages. But
> even if I do create equivs packages, how do I get rid
> of the "real" packages that are stuck?

  The idea is to restore those packages to a consistent state by
installing dummy packages on top of them.  eg, make a package called
"lm-sensors-2.4.23" with equivs and install that, then purge it.


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