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Old 05-27-2002, 09:33 AM   #1
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Debian dpkg error

I tried to remove the ed edtitor and got this error:

Setting up ed (0.2-19) ...
update-alternatives: unable to make /usr/man/man1/editor.1.gz.dpkg-tmp a symlink to /etc/alternatives/editor.1.gz: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing ed (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

(this is from when i try to reinstall/reconfigure it with the "apt-get -f install" option).

Any ideas?
Old 02-24-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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Try this

dpkg --purge ed

apt-get clean

apt-get autoclean

apt-get install ed

It's what I do when something breaks in a basic package.


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