Re: A dpkg puzzle on debian testing.
On 08/03/11 03:53, R. Clayton wrote:
> I'm running a debian testing system updated weekly. In the last update I
> noticed samba packages being updated. Because I have no need of samba, I
> wanted to get rid of them:
> $ sudo dpkg --purge samba-common samba-common-bin
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of samba-common:
> smbclient depends on samba-common (= 2:3.5.6~dfsg-5).
> dpkg: error processing samba-common (--purge):
> dependency problems - not removing
> (Reading database ... 148254 files and directories currently installed.)
> Removing samba-common-bin ...
> Processing triggers for man-db ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> Ok, fine; get rid of sambaclient too:
> $ sudo dpkg --purge sambaclient
> dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove sambaclient which isn't installed.
> Thus the puzzle: how is it that a package that's not installed prevents an
> installed package from being purged?
sudo apt-get -s remove samba* | more
*if* everything looks sensible *then*
sudo apt-get --purge remove samba*