How can I force removal of a package?

Gérard BIGOT gerard.bigot at
Thu Mar 8 06:58:07 UTC 2007

dpkg -r --force-all package-name


On 3/8/07, stan <stanb at> wrote:
> I've got 2 packages arguing over who owns a particular file.
> I'm failry certain if I can just force removal of one of these
> packages (which nothing else seems to depend on), then I will
> be OK.
> But. so far I have failed to figure out how to force removal
> of that one package.
> Wjat's the best way to do this?
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