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    can not remove package, synaptic not working

    I installed this package
    http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/torrentflux
    Which is torrentflux beta 2.0 but it did not work. I installed the new 2.1 version manually and it works fine, but now because 2.0 is marked as broken, synaptic wont work, and no matter what i try (apt-get remove torrentflux, aptitude, dpkg, everything i know) it is unable to remove it! dpkg says it should be reinstalled before trying to remove it because its in bad shape, but it will not install. Does anyone have a solution? Make it "forget" that it was ever installed?

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    What happens when you try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    ?

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    root@router:~# apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: The package torrentflux needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    Quote Originally Posted by schweitzereffect
    root@router:~# apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: The package torrentflux needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
    I don't see torrentflux in any of the standard or extra Ubuntu repositories. What kind of sources.list do you have? Type
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    and post the output back here.

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    I didnt add anything to my sources.list, I downloaded torrentflux.deb and installed it, and now it wont go away.

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    And
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove torrentflux
    is no good?

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    root@router:~# sudo apt-get remove torrentflux
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: The package torrentflux needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

    Nope.

    dpkg gives
    root@router:~# dpkg -r torrentflux
    dpkg: error processing torrentflux (--remove):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    torrentflux

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    You have to dpkg -i the 2.0 version first, then remove it and then reinstall the newer version.

    That's shoddy packaging for you. One version should not break the other. Where did you get the newer version?

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    No, the new version was not a new package, it was just files you move into the www directory. I have already tried to install it, and it will not work.

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    Re: can not remove package, synaptic not working

    Have you tried to remove version 2.1 and then 2.0? Then reinstall 2.1.

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