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Old 07-14-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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LXer: Abusing your deb package manager


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Normally all applications should be installed using your distro's package manager in order to set up dependencies correctly (like libraries). Once in a while you may encounter a problem with either a broken package database or synchronization problem due to hardware faults or naughty user behavior (like deletion of an application's files manually). The solution to a broken package problem is to first let the package manager try to fix it. But there are limits to what kind of a mess they can fix and sometimes you have to tread into the risky world of tool abuse to get the job done.

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