Adept Can't Handle Packages with Dialogs

John L Vifian jongleur at
Sun Jun 18 17:46:39 BST 2006

On Sunday 18 June 2006 05:57, Matt Endebrock wrote:
> Background: After reading the Kubuntu Desktop Guide section on programming,
> I followed the desktop guide advice and attempted to install the Java
> Runtime Environment Package "sun-java5-bin" *using Adept*. The installation
> appeared to hang,  so I looked at the details and found what appeared to be
> an ncurses dialog (that I couldn't do anything with). The package wouldn't
> install so I had to quit Adept.

I had similar problems. In Adept you can show or hide the installation 
details, and sometimes the dialogs will work (postfix did) but Java 
didn't. :-( At least not for me.

> As expected, this locked the package database, preventing me from using
> Adept for further package management until I could fix it. I had to force a
> reinstall of the package from the command line using dpkg (I did some
> reading and muddled my way through this part. If someone knows the correct
> syntax and arguments for performing this work, please reply to this post.)


John Vifian
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