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Re: How to make dpkg forget a package was ever there?

Quoting William Ballard <nospam_40811@alltel.net>:

> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 12:22:50AM -0500, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> > I have edited /var/lib/dpkg/status to recover from a b0rked system after
> a
> > power outage in the middle of a fairly big dist-upgrade.  Just be
> careful,
> > as you have the potential to really hose dpkg's idea of what is on your
> > system.
> I'll show you the bit I want to edit out:
> begins...
>  present in the `icu' and `icu-locales` packages.
> Package: fglrx-4.3.0-kernel-2.6.9
> Status: purge ok not-installed
> Priority: extra
> Section: non-free/x11
> Architecture: i386
> Package: unrar
> ....continues
> I want to remove the middle bit, related to fglrx-4.3.0-kernel-2.6.9.
> Just chomp it out?
> It also appears in status-old.

Doesn't seem like it would be a problem.  I would say, though, that the
correct behavior for vrms is to ignore the package.  If you have purged
it, all traces a presumably gone.  Thus, the package is no longer there.
I would recommend filing a bug report.

-Roberto Sanchez

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