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Old 02-05-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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I have installed incorrectly a package for which there was no archive. Need to remove

I installed a package that now prevents my using Synaptic and otherwise blocks updates etc.
I have tried the partial upgrade scenario but it won't remove it.
I used - apt-get -f install (bad file name)
The response I get is - The package (bad filename) needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I tried several other apt-get approaches but the answer is the same.
Old 02-05-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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It may help to look in /var/cache/apt/archives delete the lock file and anything in the partial directory. Then try to repair apt-get with install -f and or configure -a.


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