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Re: [vox-tech] debian force removal
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Re: [vox-tech] debian force removal

wow, good learning going on.  thank you.  i see that:

   /usr/bin/defoma-font purge-all $FILE

is causing

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time to look at documentation.  thanks for getting me started.


begin Ken Bloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu> 
> On 2003.05.04 13:22, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >the following package doesn't seem to want to be removed:
> >
> >   satan# apt-get remove xfonts-abi
> >   Reading Package Lists... Done
> >   Building Dependency Tree... Done
> >   The following packages will be REMOVED:
> >     xfonts-abi
> >   0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0  not
> >upgraded.
> >   Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 504kB will be freed.
> >   Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
> >   (Reading database ... 83243 files and directories currently
> >installed.)
> >   Removing xfonts-abi ...
> >   W: type1: Category not found.
> >   W: type1: Category not found.
> >   W: type1: Category not found.
> >   W: type1: Category not found.
> >   dpkg: error processing xfonts-abi (--remove):
> >    subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
> >   Errors were encountered while processing:
> >    xfonts-abi
> >   E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> >
> >looks like it might be a buggy script in the package.
> >
> >would this be a good a good candidate for "apt-get remove
> >--force-yes"?
> >
> >or is there a more graceful way of handling this kind of thing?
> >
> >pete
> --force-yes simply answers yes to any questions (similar to saying
> `yes | apt-get remove`).
> The usual way to fix an error of this kind is to debug the offending 
> script (located in /var/lib/dpkg/info, in this case the offending 
> script would be  /var/lib/dpkg/info/xfonts-abi.prerm
> Another way you might look at solving the problem is to use dpkg 
> directly and look at its various --force options, but please consider 
> that this might not be the ideal solution for a Debian system (if you 
> do these things too much, you could start breaking things and 
> eventually require a reinstall)
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