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What to do when install/uninstall both fail?

What can you do when you can neither install nor uninstall a package,
which is left broken?

I've done this with tetex-base. Even using the force option to remove it
sith with dpkg doesn't work.

I think I may have to make an entirely new installation of Debian :-(

Before resorting to this, is there anything else I can try?


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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