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Re: package purging and app configuration



On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:02:34AM -0500, Haines Brown wrote:
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/ding.list is a file that is part of the ding .deb
> > package.
> > 
> > if you look at it, it will tell you where all the files that
> > ding installed are.
> > 
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/ding.postinst is the post-install script
> > /var/lib/dpkg/info/ding.postrm is the post-remove scirpt
> > .../ding.preinst is the pre-install script
> > .../ding.prerm is the pre-remove script
> > 
> > check them and see which line is causing the problem.
> > 
> > if needed, comment a line out, if this helps you remove or purge or
> > reinstall. and then re/install it and see if this fixes the problem.
> > 
> > BUT if you have to change a script, its a bug. If you found it,
> > thousands of others will too, so file a report to speed up the bug-fix
> > process!
> 
> Interesting, but I'm still stuck. I didn't see now to change the start
> up script to get around the problem. So I did the following in an
> attempt to start with a clean slate:
> 
>    # aptitude purge ding
>    deleted /var/...archives/ding
>    check in /var/lib/dpkg/info to make sure there were no ding files
>    # aptitude update
>    # aptitude install ding

Wouldn't you also need to delete ~/.dingrc?

> 
> When I then run the application, I still get the same error (unknown
> color name "" in startup script) when I run # ding. Does that mean
> that there's definitely a bug? It ran once nicely, but in looking at
> the color preferences options, I thought I did it some damange, but
> apparently its more than just this. And yet there's no bug reports
> like this, and I keep thinking the problem is with me.
> 
> All I needed was a simple graphical interface for dict (gsdict seems a
> nuisance), and I may have started with one that is problematic. 
> 
> -- 
>       Haines Brown
> 	brownh@hartford-hwp.com
> 	kb1grm@arrl.net
> 	www.hartford-hwp.com
>         
> 
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-- 
Jerome

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