Comment 62 for bug 429841

Elizabeth (baldwin-elizabeth) wrote :

I am upgrading from Hardy to Lucid. Unfortunately Emanuel Greisen's fix does not work for me.

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/flashplugin-nonfree.prerm

is fine, but

sudo dpkg –remove –force-remove-reinstreq flashplugin-nonfree

gives response

dpkg: need an action option

I don't know this program well -- how can I give an action option? (Isn't -remove an action option? Is my installation of dpkg broken in some way too?)

Also, I should point out that those of us upgrading straight from Hardy to Lucid are probably the ones who least enjoy picking through bug reports. I have the impression that if I had enabled hardy-proposed first (?) then this would not have happened, and certainly if I'd uninstalled flashplugin-nonfree first this would not have happened. Someone should make this clear in the documentation for this upgrade!

Thanks for all your help.