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Re: NB package screw up

On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 02:09:04PM -0500, Kenneth Dombrowski wrote:
> On 04-01-01 18:52 +0100, Jan Minar wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 10:29:46AM -0700, Tony TJ Previte wrote:
> > >  subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
> > >  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> > 
> > Apparently, there's no --force option to dpkg/apt.  So my advise is to
> > edit the pre-removal & post-installation scripts by hand. 
> > 
> That's strange! I'd swear I've been asked to run either dpkg or apt with
> a --force option by apt on failed upgrades, but now I don't see it in
> any of the man pages

There ain't any.

> I do notice the option
> dpkg --force-bad-path --purge courier-imap
> which may be what you want, Tony


> from the '--force-THINGS' options:
>               bad-path:  PATH  is  missing important programs, so
>               problems are likely.


> there's also --force-remove-reinstreq:
>               remove-reinstreq: Remove a package,  even  if  it's
>               broken  and marked to require reinstallation.  This
>               may, for example, cause parts  of  the  package  to
>               remain  on the system, which will then be forgotten
>               by dpkg.


> or just the obvious; did you try just doing an install again before
> removing? Maybe in that case you'd be prompted with the option which I


> can't quite remember & thought was --force


> HTH,

No way.

Bad day, Kenneth.

Jan Minar                      "Please don't CC me, I'm subscribed." x 4

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