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Re: Removing Helix packages

David B. Harris <dbarclay10@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>To quote Hall Stevenson <hallstevenson@mindspring.com>,
># Well, for some stupid reason, I decided to give the Gnome packages
># from Helix a try. After re-starting X-Windows, I noticed that my Eterms
># don't have scrollbars and scroll-arrows. My first assumption is that
># it's related to Helix's version of the various imlib packages. Now
># though, I can't remove them, at least without removing a bunch of other
># packages that depend on them.
># I've tried different "--ignore-depends=???" options, "--force", etc
># with no luck. I'm sure there is a way to force the removal of *just* the
># items I specify, isn't there ?? If so, could someone explain ??
>Yup - use dpkg. 'dpkg --force-depends <package>'.

Urgh. --force-depends is *usually* a bad idea, unless there are actually
bugs in the packages in question. Much better is to download the Debian
packages that the original poster had previously and 'dpkg -i
--force-downgrade' them.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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