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Re: Broken package can't be configured, can't be uninstalled

On Thu 07 May 2015 at 13:54:09 -0500, Mark Allums wrote:

> I have some packages that did not install correctly.  One in particular is
> giving me fits.  It can't be upgraded.  It can't be removed.  It can't be
> reinstalled.  It can't be reconfigured.  The error message states that it is
> in an inconsistent state and needs to be reinstalled before it is removed.
> But Debian has removed that version from the repository and I can't find it
> to download, even for a manual install.  
> I need to either remove it by hand or install the new version (by hand if
> necessary), or something else, if the collective mind of the list knows a
> better solution.  How do I locate the correct version?  Until this is
> resolved, I can't update my system.

Your succinct and descriptive account is ok as far as it goes but it is
no substitute for seeing the output of the command you issued.

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