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Re: [vox-tech] problem solved!



I'm glad the link helped you. 

About your dpkg/apt-get problems. apt-get will grab all the packages
it needs to run something, but will not automatically delete those
when that something is removed (i.e. I need kdelib to run kde, but if
i get rid of kde then i might still have kdelib).  What is probably
going on is that some associated package is still around.  Try a "dpkg
-S /usr/lib/postgresql"  and then remove whatever package owns it. You
can do the same for all other random stuff you need to get rid of.

--kevin


On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 22:57:26 -0700, Nick Schmalenberger
<nschmalenberger@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> list,
> Thanks Kevin. That link you gave me really helped, and now my problem is
> solved! Before I read that article, I didn't know about make clean. That
> wasn't my real problem though. My problem was that for some reason, one
> of my kernel images had been installed in / instead of /boot/ , and that
> was where lilo was pointed. I don't know how it got that way, but it is
> fixed now. I am now running kernel version 2.6.8.1 and the module
> problem I was talking about a few weeks ago is solved too. Thanks!
> 
> Another problem I'm having is a while ago I tried to install postgresql.
> I just did "apt-get install postgresql". It installed a whole bunch of
> stuff, but not the binaries. So, I did "apt-get remove postgresql".
> Besides giving an error about not being able to remove the binaries that
> were never installed in the first place, apt-get also didn't remove a
> cron entry about the postgresql log, which was removed. So now I'm
> getting a whole bunch of mail from cron about how it wants to do
> something to this log that doesn't exist anymore. So I deleted the cron
> entry. Time will tell if this will be effective. However, there is still
> a whole bunch of other stuff left around, like the whole
> /usr/lib/postgresql directory. A while ago I tried manually deleting
> everything but I couldn't find it all. Why didn't apt-get remove it
> completely? Stuff like this happened to me all the time when I was
> running Windows. I don't think it is a problem with apt-get specifically
> but with any opaque utility. With apt-get and with Microsoft Windows you
> just have to trust it to do the right thing, and a lot of the time, it
> doesn't. That is a lot of why I switched to Linux. That is also why a
> few months ago I was asking on this list for help compiling a mess of
> libraries for X. This list advised me to use the binary package
> distribution tools that come with my distribution, to trust them. I did,
> and on balance it was absolutely worth it. Without apt-get I would never
> have gotten all those libraries to work together. However, apt-get has
> now failed me with postgresql thing, which I would still like to get
> working eventually, and firstly I want to clean out its remnants. What
> should I do? Thanks.
> Nick
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