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Re: cannot get smail to install

Well, the dpkg manpage says to use "dpkg --force-conflicts -i
filename.deb" in order to install and ignore all conflicts (such as
overwriting the files from the partial installation).  Or, to force
removal, use "dpkg --force-remove-reinstreq -r packagename" (you could
also replace -r with --purge.)

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On Sat, 4 Jul 1998, Keith Alen Vance wrote:

> I am trying to install and setup smail with a debian package but it will 
> not install. I think I tried this a month or so ago and it did not work. 
> I think it partially had gotten installed but not configured. When I try 
> and install the package it tries to remove the last attempt I made at 
> installing smail, but it fails everytime. Is there a way to force the 
> debian package to install regardless of what it thinks I have tried to do 
> in the past?
> Thanks,
> Keith

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