kde4 install conflict

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 10 10:30:55 UTC 2007

Here it is:

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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer 
  libsm-dev libice-dev libaudio-dev libglib2.0-dev x11proto-xinerama-dev
  comerr-dev x11proto-render-dev libxi-dev libxmu-headers libxrender-dev
  libkrb5-dev libglu1-xorg-dev libpng12-dev libsqlite0-dev libfontconfig1-dev
  libqt4-dev libxcursor-dev cmake x11proto-randr-dev libssl-dev libxt-dev
  libxmu-dev libungif4-dev libfreetype6-dev x11proto-fixes-dev xlibmesa-gl-dev
  liblcms1-dev libpq-dev libxrandr-dev libkadm55 libexpat1-dev libxft-dev
  libxfixes-dev libmng-dev libxinerama-dev kdepimlibs-data
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
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dpkg: error processing kde4base (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

On Friday 10 August 2007 6:06:21 am Terence Simpson wrote:
> Paul Kaplan wrote:
> > I had previously installed one of the kde4 preview releases on feisty and
> > attempted to upgrade to the new beta.  Adept reported a conflict, so I
> > tried to remove the earlier kde4.  All of the kde4 packages were removed
> > except for kde4base.  Attempting to remove it generates a dependency
> > error.
> >
> > kde4base requires kdelibs5, which isn't installed.  So why can't I remove
> > kde4base?
> >
> > Paul
> It would help if you posted the output of the command "sudo apt-get
> remove kde4base"

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