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Re: troubles with aptitude



On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 16:42:34 +0200, Søren Christensen wrote:
>I had added TeXLive for Debian for my Etch.install, all worked well,
>until an upgrade.
>
>So I decided to remove TeXLive again and install Tetex, but now aptitude
>seems to be caught in a  trap. How do I get aptitude free?
>
>This is the output from aptitude:
>Extracting templates from packages: 100%
>Preconfiguring packages ...
>(Reading database ... 156744 files and directories currently installed.)
>Removing dvipdfmx ...
>/var/lib/dpkg/info/dvipdfmx.postrm: line 5: /usr/sbin/update-texmf: No
>such file or directory
>/var/lib/dpkg/info/dvipdfmx.postrm: line 6: /usr/bin/mktexlsr: No such
>file or directory
>dpkg: error processing dvipdfmx (--purge):
> subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
> Removing preview-latex-style ...
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/preview-latex-style.postrm: line 29: mktexlsr:
> command not found
> dpkg: error processing preview-latex-style (--purge):
>  subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 127
>  Errors were encountered while processing:
>   dvipdfmx
>    preview-latex-style
>    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
>    A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
>    Press return to continue.
>
>In order to remove dvipdfmx dpkg runs update-texmf and mktexlsr -- but
>these are no longer on the machine. How do I get these programs away or
>how do I solve this problem?

Can you re-install them?

Otherwise it's often possible to apply more force through using dpkg
directly :-)

/M

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