Nasty mess installing sendmail

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 28 20:16:14 UTC 2011

On 09/28/2011 06:16 AM, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Ric Moore<wayward4now at>  writes:
>>> So, can anyone recommend some method to get past this, and get the
>>> pkgs fully installed?
>> Purging them all and re-installing would probably be the quickest way. Ric
> OK, thanks for that... Wish I'd known to look for `purge' in man
> aptitude. I breezed right over it like a doodoo.
> Still not finding concise information about how to interpret the
> output of `aptitude'... I'm sure its equally obvious but I need a clue
> with the search strings.
> After purge I still see things that puzzle.  Like the uppercase A and
> the fact that `sendmail' is still not installed.
> p   sendmail
> i A sendmail-base
> i   sendmail-bin
> i A sendmail-cf
> p   sendmail-doc

If you crank up synaptic and put sendmail in the search bar, you'll see 
all the packages that the system is aware of. I like my point and click 
better at times, unless you're managing a headless server. Then it's the 
brass knucks.  :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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