corrupted file removal

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Mar 18 12:24:50 UTC 2008

Fred Schuelzky wrote:

> James Gray wrote:
>> On 18/03/2008, at 12:24 PM, Fred Schuelzky wrote:
>>> The other nite I tried to install goggleearth from the medibuntu site.
>>> At the EULA, yes or no prompt I became confused or crs hit me.  Now
>>> I am
>>> unable to use update mgr.  Snyaptic gives me this message  E:
>>> goggleearth: Package is in a very inconsistant state - you should
>>> the error message stops there,  i should what?
>>> Any ideas on how to remove this corrupted package
>> Try on the command line (xterm/gterm/etc):
>> sudo apt-get -f remove
> James thanks a million!  Your fix got me fixed.  I thought we were going
> to remove the package  the sudo apt-get -f remove command actually
> reinstalled the package.
>  When I tried the  update manager it actually  updated  googleearth to
> the latest version.

He thought it was going to "remove" too :-)

Basically, aiui, if you don't specify a package name, "apt-get -f" is going
to do the same thing with _either_ install or remove, which is to fix any
broken packages - usually by installing any dependencies or configuring
anything not yet configured.

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