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Re: dpkg -r --force-all doesnt work HELP

Eildert Groeneveld <eg@tzv.fal.de> writes:

> got myself (SID) into a nasty problem in that I cannot remove xfonts-scalable,
> no matter how hard I hit (dpkg force etc)
> Removing xfonts-scalable ...
> dpkg - warning: while removing xfonts-scalable, directory 
> `/etc/X11/fonts/Speedo' not empty so not removed.
> Running update-fonts-scale in Speedo font directory...done.
> Running update-fonts-dir in Speedo font directory...done.
> Running xftcache in Speedo font directory...Can't scan directory 
> "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
> dpkg: error processing xfonts-scalable (--remove):
>  subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
> any idea what I could do?

Hack the postrm script so that it doesn't return a non-zero exit status?
You'll find it in /var/lib/dpkg/info/xfonts-scalable.postrm.

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