Debian package rescue

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Nov 2 16:39:09 MDT 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 07:17:53PM -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
> I installed four interchange packages on an Ubuntu box. The
> installation was botched: the MySQL user and database were never set
> up. Now the server refuses to start, and I cannot remove them or
> re-install them. This also affects other packages.

> How do I get rid of the damned thing. Suggestions?

I got rid of it. I hacked the /etc/init.d script to return 0, and then
hacked /var/lib/dpkg/info/interchange-ui.postrm to ignore db_stop. I
then drove a stake through its heart, cackling all the way.


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