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Old 06-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
arthoc
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I broke my package manager / broken package blocks installs [Debian Wheezy]


Some console-output says it all - I can't install anything after I tried to install librePlan @ Debian Wheezy and am pretty much stuck here. Anyone knows what's happening and how to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

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root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# apt-get install python-software-properties
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package libreplan needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.


root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# dpkg --remove libreplan
dpkg: error processing libreplan (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libreplan

root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# dpkg --purge libreplan
dpkg: error processing libreplan (--purge):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libreplan

root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# apt-get remove --purge libreplan
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package libreplan needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

root@debian:/home# dpkg --force-depends --install libreplan_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 82694 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libreplan 1.3.0-1 (using libreplan_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libreplan ...
dbconfig-common: flushing administrative password
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script returned error exit status 10
dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
dbconfig-common: flushing administrative password
dpkg: error processing libreplan_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb (--install):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 10
dbconfig-common: flushing administrative password
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 10
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libreplan_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb

root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# ls libreplan.*
libreplan.conffiles  libreplan.config  libreplan.list  libreplan.md5sums  libreplan.postinst  libreplan.postrm  libreplan.prerm
root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# nano libreplan.conffiles
root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# nano libreplan.config
root@debian:/var/lib/dpkg/info# sudo dpkg --list | grep libreplan
iHR libreplan                             1.3.0-1                       amd64        Web application for project planning, monitoring and control.

apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: The package libreplan needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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It doesn't appear to be available for Wheezy.
Which (incompatible) version did you install, and how?
 
Old 06-20-2014, 01:12 AM   #3
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I installed libreplan 1.3.0-1 as deb from an slightly older mirror and the installation corrupted.

I figured it out, though. If you edit the "/var/lib/dpkg/status"-file and remove the entry for the corrupted package, in my case libreplan, dpkg ignores the error. This probably leaves some unused junk in the file-system - but it works!
 
Old 06-20-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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.deb is merely a packaging format and in no way means that the package is compatible with your system.

You will note that the packages for the different Ubuntu releases and the Squeeze one are all .deb files.

The differences are that they will all be compiled against the different base libs in each target OS and will have different dependencies according to what is available in each, as well a probably different install scripts for the different environments.

Last edited by descendant_command; 06-20-2014 at 01:35 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2014, 03:57 AM   #5
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There appears to be no version of libreplan for Wheezy. Debian support appears to have ended with Squeeze. (Debian 6). There's nothing later than a version for Ubuntu 12.10 on the Libreplan website. Perhaps this project has been abandoned?
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