How do i force removal of a package :

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Apr 17 21:00:31 UTC 2006

Patrick wrote:

> Hi,
>> In which case the --force-all option to dpkg will fix it...
> Now see, i'm not that dumb, i can use the manual ;)
> so one would figure that force-all would do the job :

Sorry, I'd thought that would do the job - I thought it had for me on a
different package.  In that case, I'd just get vicious and remove _all_ the
scripts for the package, then purge it (it won't find a pre- or post-
removal script, so it won't complain).  If you worry about things being
left that should have been purged, you could try installing and purging it
again - that sometimes works.

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