Doing horrible things to fix problems in apt

October 22, 2011 at 1:25 am Leave a comment

If a dpkg package is refusing to install on an ubuntu machine it is possible to tweak the installation process until it does work.

There script files in /var/lib/dpkg/info are run to perform various dpkg operations. By tweaking these fills you can fix a package which is refusing to install. Needless to say this is evil and dangerous.

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