Broken Apt-Get ( Re: Synaptic is stuck - removing partially installed package? )
custom at freenet.de
Mon Jan 29 03:17:59 UTC 2007
To follow up on my own post: Is there a way to completely remove the
whole apt-get system and put it back in it's original state?
I already tried
'sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt/* '
but even this didn't work.
Right now I can't do anything, remove any software and cannot install
So is there any way to do this short of reformatting the drive and
re-installing Ubuntu? Surely there must be?
On Sun, 2007-01-28 at 09:45 +0700, Chanchao wrote:
> Result is that I can't use Synaptic or apt-get for anything anymore, not
> even removing that package!!
> This is what happens:
> $ sudo apt-get remove virtualbox
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> E: The package virtualbox needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an
> archive for it.
> And that's it... I'm stuck. Also Automatic Updates don't work anymore.
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