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Subject: Re: (another) Problem w/ dselect
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Distribution: inet
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.

I've also managed to hose the FTP functionality of dselect, but I know how
it happened, I just don't know the best way to fix it.  I had upgraded
several packages & in the process, filled up the partition, primarly with
.deb files.  In a flash of late-night insight, I decided to just 'rm -rf'
everything below /var/lib/dpkg/methods/ftp/debian.  That's where all those
space-taking .deb files were, right?  Well, now trying to use the FTP
option of dselect gives me:

Can't locate Net/Config.pm in @INC at /usr/lib/perl5/Net/FTP.pm line 21.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/Net/FTP.pm line 21.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/ftp/setup line

query/setup script returned error exit status 2.

So, I locate a Config.pm in /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00307, but that's
not the right one.  I looked at a working Debian system & there's not a
Config.pm in /usr/lib/perl5/Net/.  I tried re-installing dpkg & dpkg-ftp,
but no luck.  I'm pretty much of a newbie (evidenced by the 'rm -rf') & my
programming knowledge is almost nil, though I could probably compile a new
version of dpkg, if that's what needs doing.

Thanks for any assisstance, please cc: me on responses.

Tom TaTom

	"I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather.  
	Not screaming in terror like his passengers." -- Jim Harkins

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