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Re: dpkg died.



On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us@gmail.com> wrote:
> grrr, for the list :)
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: shawn wilson <ag4ve.us@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:52 AM
> Subject: Re: dpkg died.
> To: Magicloud Magiclouds <magicloud.magiclouds@gmail.com>
>
>
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Magicloud Magiclouds
> <magicloud.magiclouds@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  Today I installed a third party .dpkg file, which failed due to
>> unmet dependencies.
>>  Then I tried to remove it, or install the dependencies by aptitude.
>> Well, dpkg database seemed to be interrupted.
>>  For example, when I tried to remove, I got:
>>
>> dpkg: error processing navalplan (--remove):
>>  Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
>>  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
>> configured to not write apport reports
>>                                      Errors were encountered while processing:
>>  navalplan
>> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
>> A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
>>
>>  How to resolve this?
>>
>
> i would go through this:
> apt-get -f install (might fail)
> dpkg --force-all --purge <package>
>
> then, see if things get right:
> apt-get -f install (should succeed)
> apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> ... should be in a clean and fully up to date state :)
>
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Thank you for the reply. I had tried something similar, not helping.
Then I hacked the database in /var/lib/dpkg, at least it worked.

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