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Re: I did a dumb thing ... (apt-get/postgres related)

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 07:48:41PM -0600, Hank Marquardt wrote:
> My first apt-get upgrade that bumped postgres to 7.3 didn't auto update,
> so I was futzing with a manual upgrade and it wasn't working, so since I
> had a recent dump of the data and it's not a production machine (it's my
> workstation) I tried using uninstalling the package (dpkg -r) and
> reinstalling but it kept hanging, so I started deleting stuff manually
> ... including /etc/postgres
> Now no matter what combination of options/switches I use I can't
> uninstall, reinstall or upgrade postgres ... even worse, now that rev4
> of the package is in sid I can't even apt-get upgrade because it keeps
> failing on postgres ...
> What do I do?  How do I fix? .... I'm looking for the "just forget what
> the f*$(@(# you think you have installed and why it's bad, just do what
> I'm telling you" flag in apt-get/dpkg and I'm not finding it.

There's no such flag. It's a bug in the package. You may have to edit
the maintainer scripts (/var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql.*) to get things

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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