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jon_k 03-25-2005 06:59 AM

How can I get rid of dpkg apt-get errors?
 
I kinda broke gnome by installing the latest 2.10 packages from expiermental repo, upon trying to uninstall it I got the following error.

No matter what I do in apt it hangs on these errors, I was wondering how I can clear these out of apt?

I've tried
apt-get -f install
and a few others. Nothing i've tried has worked yet.

root@257[archives]# apt-get --purge remove gnome
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
[............ lots of errors here, snipped ...............]
Errors were encountered while processing:
scrollkeeper
gedit
gedit-common
gnome-panel-data
gnome-panel
gnome-applets
gnome-applets-data
gnome-core
gnome-gv
gnome-system-monitor
zenity
gnome-desktop-environment
gnome-office
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

jon_k 03-25-2005 11:24 AM

BUMP

SteveSch 03-25-2005 01:25 PM

Hi,

I googled and found a couple of things that may, or may not, help. Use them at your own risk.

First try 'dpkg --purge <offending package>'.

or 'dpkg -r --force-remove-reinstreq <offending package>'.

I hope it helps.

Steve


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