[ubuntu-uk] How have I killed my system?

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:07:04 UTC 2012


On 30/04/12 22:53, Alan Bell wrote:
> On 30/04/12 22:49, Gareth France wrote:
>> On 30/04/12 22:44, Tony Pursell wrote:
>>> apt-cache search sense*
>> Ok, now I'm really confused. That brought up damn near every package 
>> in the cache! Nothing looked promising but doing the same for scratch 
>> brought up:
>>
>> squeak-plugins-scratch
>>
>> and a few others but trying to remove:
>>
>> Package squeak-plugins-scratch is not installed, so not removed
>>
>>
> if it wasn't installed from the repositories you can't remove it using 
> the repositories, but
>
> dpkg -r sense
>
> should do it. More info at 
> http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/doc/debian/ch-dpkg.html amongst other places.
>
> Alan.
>
As far as I can tell the system believes it isn't installed, despite 
there being an entry in the dash for it.



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