[shr] i did something really stupid...help needed with opkg

Edder edder at tkwsping.nl
Sat Jul 11 10:16:10 CEST 2009

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/7/11 Edder <edder at tkwsping.nl>:
>  ah, i wondered where the opkg db was:
> Package: libc6
> Version: 2.6.1-r16
> Status: deinstall user installed
> Architecture: armv4t
> Package: libc6
> Version: 2.7-18
> Depends: libgcc1
> Suggests: locales, glibc-doc
> Provides: glibc-2.7-1
> Conflicts: libterm-readline-gnu-perl (<< 1.15-2), tzdata (<< 2007k-1),
> tzdata-etch
> Status: install prefer,user not-installed
> Architecture: armel
> which doesn't look great. i'm not sure how it has two versions
> installed. or whether deleting the second entry entirely will fix
> things.
> is there anyone here who knows opkg inside out?

In this situation I always just delete the entry I don't want anymore. That
stops opkg from trying (in vain) to fix things. Again this is probably one
of these things that one should NEVER do if one wants to keep a clean/stable
system, but I haven't found the proper way to do fix it with opkg yet.
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