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I've attempted to install java via adept manager, but there's a dialog during the installation that is inaccessible via adept, so I stopped the installation, planning to install via apt-get. ...
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- 12-23-2007 #1
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- Apr 2007
I can't install or uninstall anything after a failed installation
I've attempted to install java via adept manager, but there's a dialog during the installation that is inaccessible via adept, so I stopped the installation, planning to install via apt-get.
Now when I try to install, either sun-java6-bin (which is signaled as installed) or sun-java6-jre (not installed), I receive this message:
"The package sun-java6-bin needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it"
I can't even uninstall it, the message is the same...
I can install or uninstall anything, by the way, I got this message, whatever I'm attempting to install or uninstall.
At one moment I was asked to do the well known sudo dpkg --configure -a, and it apparently solved what it was supposed to solve, but not the whole situation.
What should I do?
UPDATE: Solved. Hopefully.
Okay, I got it. dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq sun-java6-bin. Now I'm installing via apt-get, apparently it will be fine, despite of some scary warnings, that I should reinstall before removing... but I had no option anyaway, and besides, was somewhat pointless since it didn't give me the option to not do it.