From: Gary Coady (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Debian 3 - 2 Issues
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 14:14:17 +0000
On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 06:33:54PM +0000, Mark Page wrote:
> 1) I'm trying to find my mutt config file but 'whereis
> nothing. I thought this would be in my home directory or findable as
> root. No luck. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
It's /etc/Muttrc (note capital letter) for some reason on Debian.
> 2) Following install a couple of window managers refuse
to install which
> is not causing too many problems except when installing numbers of other
> packages. I've tried apt to remove and dselect to remove to no avail and
> the error messages continue. Error seems to be missing files. I may need
> to provide detail of the messages for a solution but I do recall a
> 'apt-get install' type command that simply removed the hanging packages.
> Any help appreciated
For removing a package, best to use dpkg directly when things are going wrong.
dpkg -r <package>
If there's actually an error in the uninstallation script which stops it from being removed, you may have to edit either of
to fix the scripting error which is causing the removal to fail.