kde4 install conflict

Terence Simpson stdin at stdin.me.uk
Fri Aug 10 10:47:57 UTC 2007

Paul Kaplan wrote:
> Here it is:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer 
> required:
>   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:
>   kde4base
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> 1 not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B of archives.
> After unpacking 183MB disk space will be freed.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
> 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:
>  kde4base
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
There you go, you need to reinstall it first:
sudo apt-get --reinstall install kde4base

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