> Abologies to Yann since I cc'ed 2 bugs with this, but I think it should be in
> the discussion of both.
> While this bug *is* resolved in 1999.08.29-9 for me the prerm script in
> 1999.08.29-8 (the one that actually broke on my machine) fails, so the new one
> does not get installed. In my case, the solution was to obtain the actual deb
> (should be in /var/cache/apt/archives/console-data_1999.08.29-9_all.deb if apt
> just failed) and dpkg -i --force confnew console-data_1999.08.29-9.deb. That
> made the install succeed. I don't know if there is any way to make this
> automatically use the new scripts, but it would help.
Unfortunately this didn't work for me, I still get the same error. I also
have a "/proc/hardware not found" error by the way. Thanks,