Nasty mess installing sendmail

Nicolas Kovacs info at
Wed Sep 28 10:27:16 UTC 2011

Le 28/09/2011 06:16, Harry Putnam a écrit :
> Any attempt to uninstall it tells me it is not installed, any attempt
> to install it ends with an error that appears to happend due to that
> missing file, or the fact that sendmail-bin cannot be --configured.

Same thing happened here with the slapd package: dpkg refused to remove 
it, but also to reinstall. I tried about every option:

# dpkg --jump-through-burning-loops -remove slapd

wouldn't work.

I ended up reinstalling the whole damn server and regretted having 
migrated it from Slackware in the first place.

(No flame intended here, Ubuntu is great, and Slackware has its quirks 
also :o))

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