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Re: dpkg with force option

On 03 Apr 2000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> My tetex installation is badly broken; I can't either remove it or
> reinstall it.
> Can someone please say what is the syntax for forcing dpkg to do this? I
> can't follow the description in the man page.
> Anthony

Sorry to follow up on my own post, but I've now figured out how to use
the force option. However, I'm no better off, because I still can't get
tetex-base or tetex-bin to install properly. They are still

Is there any way to do get them installed, apart from reinstalling the
whole system :-)


Anthony Campbell - running Linux Debian 2.1 (Windows-free zone)
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"To be forced by desire into any unwarrantable belief is a calamity."
I.A. Richards

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