Brute force removal of a deb package in Ubuntu
Today I was playing with ubuntu 9.04 . I tried to install wwwoffle the off-line proxy server. At the end of installation it failed with a ” Sub process /usr/bin/dpkg failed ” message. There was some thing wrong. Fixing the system required removal of the package. I tried the following in succession in vain.
# apt-get remove wwwoffle
#dpkg -P wwwoffle
#dpkg –force-all -r wwwoffle
I was stuck. I did a manual removal of the deb package like this.
a) List out all the file of the deb package.
# dpkg -L wwwoffle
b) Removed all the files from the above list by hand. If you are smart enough you can write a script for that.
c) Remove the package using apt
#apt-get remove wwwoffle