[svlug] Damned if you do ........

Will Ashford washford at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Oct 2 18:26:53 PDT 2009

Try "apt-get -f" to have apt attempt to fix itself.


On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:15 PM,  <james at linuxrebel.org> wrote:
> All
>   I've got a bit of a chicken and egg problem with debian.
> Adobe-flash-plugin got partially removed.  OK. Now if I try a
> re-install or install it says that it is hosed and I'll have to remove
> it completely first.  But when I try to remove it (apt-get remove,
> apt-get purge, dpkg -r, dpkg -r --force-all) it says it's in a corrupt
> state and I'll have to re-install first.
> huh?
>  Is there a way to remove it from the DB that is kept of installed
> packages? Or, perhaps a way to really truly force the removal beyond
> force-all?   I need to get it out of the way because until I do, I can't
> install or remove anything else.
>  James
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