Screwed up apt database I think
gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Dec 10 19:04:03 UTC 2012
I have a total update/install blocker. I long ago marked to remove 2
accidentally installed dict files for libreoffice, for es and fr, neither
of which do me any good.
The files themselves are I believe long gone, but they are marked for
removal in the synaptic display and have been for several months. And I
cannot unmark them either.
Even a dpkg --purge can not complete the operation so life can get back to
So, where can I manually nuke from the apt-get database, any knowledge that
these two files were ever installed?
I like apt-get & synaptic, even the update-manager, but when they get a
tummy ache, there seems to be no real way to force them to fix the database
& stop the diarrhea.
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