Package insall/uninstall weird behaviour
I have a little problem
running debian 3.1 r0a
i was trying to install a hl5140 driver package, and the only one i seemed
to find was an rpm. So i installed it with alien, but it wasn't very useful.
Upon uninstallation (w/ Synaptic PM under KDE) all seemed well, but when i
try to (re)install a deb version of the package, i get something along the
lines of "Package needs to be reinstalled, but i can't find the archive'
from apt. alien and dpkg request me to uninstall the package that somehow is
still there, but can't do it, giving me something of the sort:
Removing hl5140lpr ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/hl5140lpr.postrm: line 3: /etc/init.d/lpd: No such file
dpkg: error processing hl5140lpr (--remove):
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any ideas how to get rid of the old pacake so i can install the new one..?
or how to reinstall the new one Over the old?