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Re: Groundhog day (was Galeon 1.3.10 on sid (ppc)



On (16/12/03 19:20), ben_foley@web.de wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 04:32:03PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Sorry to re-post but I'm really stuck (I've been reduced to reinstalling
> > woody on another partition, just to be able to function).
> > 
> > To recap, using aptitude, I installed Galeon 1.3.10 (which seems to run
> > although there were some errors reported on installation).  My problems
> > started when I tried to remove it because of the errors reported.  If I
> > try to hold it, aptitude tries to reinstall it.  If I try to remove it,
> > it reports that it is so broken that it needs to be reinstalled before I
> > can remove it.  And if I try to reinstall it (it is flagged for upgrade)
> > I get:
> > 
> > Preconfiguring packages ...
> > (Reading database ...
> > dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `galeon' missing,
> > assuming package has no files currently installed.
> > 82818 files and directories currently installed.)
> > Preparing to replace galeon 1.3.10-3 (using
> > .../galeon_1.3.10-3_powerpc.deb) ...Unpacking replacement galeon ...
> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault.
> > Ack!  Something bad happened while installing packages.  Trying to
> > recover:
> > dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> > Press return to continue.
> > 
> > Frightening what ? ;) I tried manually removing the Galeon files but that 
> > didn't get me far either.
> > 
> > I upgraded to sid with some trepidation, given my relative inexperience
> > with Linux and Debian (I've only tried Debian) but I was beginning to
> > find woody a bit limiting.  Am I out of my depth here? "Oh yes he is",
> > they cried ;)
> > 
> > If someone could advise me how to expunge Galeon, I may be able to make
> > progress ;)
> >
> dpkg --purge [whatever]
> 
> otherwise, go back to woody. do not collect $200.
Thanks a bunch Ben (I'd already tried dpkg -P galeon), but what the hell,
it might have made a difference but.......

sudo dpkg --purge galeon
dpkg: error processing galeon (--purge):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
  Errors were encountered while processing:
   galeon
   
The whole point is that I would prefer to overcome this little
problemette and continue learning but thanks for the response ;)

Regards

Clive
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