[Solved] Getting apt's foot out the door

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[Solved] Getting apt's foot out the door

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:46 pm UTC

So I tried to install sqlite3 on Ubuntu, and apt-get just sat there for an hour or so (at the "Unpacking replacement sqlite3" phase) before I decided to kill it. Now the sqlite3 package is half-installed; I can't install it, because the same problem occurs, but I can't remove it because apt doesn't want to remove a package that isn't fully installed.

So I guess the obvious conclusion is "What do I do?"
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Re: Getting apt's foot out the door

Postby kriel » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:18 am UTC

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... ge-390551/

suggests:
apt-get clean
apt-get update

If that doesn't work:
apt-get -f install

if still no dice:
dpkg -r --force-all sqlite3
apt-get -f install

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Re: [Solved] Getting apt's foot out the door

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:51 am UTC

Thanks — dpkg -r --force-all finally did the trick.
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