Phantom Kernel Packages on Ubuntu 04.08

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Aug 3 16:53:21 MDT 2008


I have a bunch of phantom packages, i.e. ones I've suncessfully
removed with aptitude, but which the package database seems to think
are still installed:

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root at dragon:~# pre linux-image
linux-image-2.6.22-14-generic-2.6.22-14.52--i386
linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic-2.6.24-16.30--i386
linux-image-2.6.24-17-generic-2.6.24-17.31--i386
linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic-2.6.24-18.32--i386
linux-image-2.6.24-19-generic-2.6.24-19.36--i386
linux-image-generic-2.6.24.19.21--i386
root at dragon:~# ls /boot/
abi-2.6.24-18-generic             initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic.bak
abi-2.6.24-19-generic             lost+found
config-2.6.24-18-generic          memtest86+.bin
config-2.6.24-19-generic          System.map-2.6.24-18-generic
grub                              System.map-2.6.24-19-generic
initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic      vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic
initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic.bak  vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic
initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
root at dragon:~# 
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It seems to be more obnoxious than anything else.

How do I remove the bogus package entries from the database?

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