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Re: [SOLVED]Re: Problems with adobe-flashplugin

Frank McCormick:
> Andrew Sackville-West:
> > Frank McCormick: 
> > > I am at wits end....about to wipe the partition
> > 
> > I don't think you're there yet... that's a pretty drastic measure.
>   Well I reconsidered:) I googled until I found what I was looking for
> exactly where apt keeps the info on package state...strangely enough
> it's in a file called "status" :)
> I hesitate to reveal this but what I did was open the file, removed
> the adobe-flashplayer info..and resaved. Problem gone...aptitude is
> now happy and will do whatever I ask (except make the coffee).
> I know this is what would be considered brute force...but in my case
> it worked. I DO NOT recommend it to anyone for any reason....but
> if it works...it works. It doesn't **seem** to have any side effects.

Anyway, I can confirm that it worked here, having had the same problem
with package python-apt.... problem gone!  :-)

BTW, a new entry for python-apt appears to have been entered in
/var/lib/dpkg/status; it looks OK.

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