Re: Removing Helix packages
David B. Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>To quote Hall Stevenson <email@example.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
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]