Nasty mess installing sendmail
wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 20:16:14 UTC 2011
On 09/28/2011 06:16 AM, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Ric Moore<wayward4now at gmail.com> 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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