removing botched package install from apt-get
I have a rather screwy situation that I created for myself and can't
figure out how to fix it.
During an install of quake2 it asks for a directory to download the
quake-data package into. As I place all my downloads into the one
created by Firefox, and like a dummy left it at its default name, there
is a space in the name. Well, I created the following typo while
telling apt where to place the download: ~/user/"My/Downloads". Now I
can't figure a way out of the situation as even if I use escapes to
create two separate directories called "My/Downloads" the install script
fails because of the " marks in file names.
How do I either remove the quake2 install from apt-get's memory or get
to the configuration screen for the install so I can give the installer
a readable directory?
Anybody else ever been dumb enough to do this one and yet smart enough
to figure out the fix? Having the quake install fail every time I
remove or install a package is driving me nuts and none of the options
in apt seem to cover this situation.