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Old 05-08-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Unable to uninstall spellchecks (OOo) because they don't exist (apt)


I'm trying to uninstall two norwegian spellcheck packages (OOo), but it looks like they don't exist:

Removing ...
cat: /etc/openoffice/dictionary.lst: No such file or directory
mv: cannot create regular file '/etc/openoffice/dictionary.lst': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing (--remove):
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
I tried to install OOo from deb-packages ( put all of them in a folder and dpkg -i *), but it didn't work.
Now I am stuck with these spellcheck-files, and apt is complaining on every install/upgrade/update.
Also, I can't install openoffice

I'm desperate, please help me!

Mats Taraldsvik

Last edited by meastp; 05-08-2004 at 02:40 PM.
Old 05-11-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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Did you try:

dpkg -P

I'm not sure if that will help, but at least your post is bumped up so someone else may see it

By the way, the package that give spellchecking for openoffice is myspell-nn I think.


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