Re: need HELP
Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Previously Eythan Weg wrote:
> > What can be done to make dpkg working again? Or
> > at least usable to some degree.
> touch /var/lib/dpkg/status
> touch /var/lib/dpkg/available
> mkdir /var/lib/dpkg/info
> dpkg --force-depends -i dpkg_1.6.15.deb
> and reinstall everything using --force-depends. It might be easier
> to reinstall the machine from scratch..
The first method was my natural preference mainly
because I did not want to loose my ftp connection
to Debian's archive in case something goes wrong.
I addressed this group in the hope that there
might be some tricky method to recreate the
database, which is more likely to be known here.
Alas, there is not...