unable to reinstall emesene

Bug #217987 reported by whiskyansoda on 2008-04-16
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emesene (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Could not initialize the package information

A unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:The package emesene needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

This happens when I try to install emesene, and after that Im not able to remove, reinstall, or do something with that problem

whiskyansoda (whiskyansoda) wrote :

I have the same problem! what-s going on! jajajaj

whiskyansoda (whiskyansoda) wrote :

READY!! HERE ARE THE ANSWER!!! Just Type Exactly this and thats all!

sudo dpkg -r --force-depends --force-remove-reinstreq emesene

You should get this,

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
(Reading database ...
dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `emesene' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
96090 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing emesene ...

Then open and close the synaptic manager twice and thats all!

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

What Ubuntu version do you have, and what's the output of 'apt-cache madison emesene' and 'apt-cache policy emesene' ?

Changed in emesene:
status: New → Incomplete
Georgia Boy (ikestro) wrote :

thank you so much, i thought i would never be able to get rid of this type of problem. I Love Ubuntu, it seems to always have a way to fix things or somebody always know something about how to fix it!!!!!!

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

 This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being solved. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status . Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Feel free to submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in emesene:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
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