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Old 08-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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what to do about debian apt getting stuck

Hey there,

i foolishly tried to install jedit from a downloaded .deb package without first installing the java package on debian.

now, it failed, but when i try to apt-get anything, it tells me jedit needs to be re-installed but cannot find the archive for it. how do i get it to forget me trying to install jedit? So i can install java, then try again with jedit ?
Old 08-08-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Assuming you used dpkg to try the install ... # dpkg remove --purge jedit
Old 08-08-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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Rickh is right. what you did with dpkg you should undo with dpkg. It's a very useful tool for sometimes fixing these recursive dependencies which arise out of broken packages.
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also you might try apt-get install -f
Old 08-08-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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i finally got it. thanks all.
i wound up having to do a -P (purge) to clean it out

thanks again.


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