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Re: removing a package from apt-get?


* j2 <spamfilter2@mupp.net> [030701 09:48]:
> Ok, i tried to install a .deb with dpkg -i filename.deb and ran into a problem that i was lacking flex. So i did "apt-get install flex" and then i get 
> cookiemonster:/root/Download/SMS/gnokii-0.5.2# apt-get install flex
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   gnokii-smsd: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1) but 2.2.5-11.5 is to be installed
>                Depends: gnokii (= 0.5.0-1) but 0.3.5-1 is to be installed
>   gnokii-smsd-mysql: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1) but 2.2.5-11.5 is to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
> cookiemonster:/root/Download/SMS/gnokii-0.5.2# 
> Now, how can i tell apt-get that i no longer wish to install those packages ( i will build them from source instead), but how to remove the gnokii-components from the list of files to be installed?

have you tried the following?

apt-get remove --purge flex gnokii-smsd gnokii-smsd-mysql


dpkg purge flex gnokii-smsd gnokii-smsd-mysql

Debian testing/unstable
Linux twofish 2.4.21-looxt93c #1 Thu Jun 26 15:38:09 JST 2003

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