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I messed up xinetd.... fixable??? 
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GoManutd wrote:
if the file is simply missing at this point, i suppose you could always just create an empty file. should allow things to get properly processed - after all, there's nothing config wise that would cause an error.

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su -c 'touch /etc/init.d/xinetd'

Gave it a try but still get dpkg error saying the package is in a bad inconsistant state and should be reinstalled. If I try to remove it it errors and says it should be reinstalled first. Attempts to reinstall loop back to the first error again and over and over. :duh:

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Have you tried an apt-get -f install yet? (or fix broken packages in Synaptic)

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Perhaps
dpkg --purge xinetd

If that errors out, go to /var/lib/dpkg/info and remove any file beginning with xinetd. Dpkg & apt can't try to run a configuration script that isn't there anymore.

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timkb4cq wrote:
Perhaps
dpkg --purge xinetd

If that errors out, go to /var/lib/dpkg/info and remove any file beginning with xinetd. Dpkg & apt can't try to run a configuration script that isn't there anymore.


Tim, tried the suggestion after you posted it with no success and been jabbing at it since then till today. Today I had a look at just /etc/init and found a xinetd.conf file there so deleted it..... bingo!, dpkg is working again. I was beginning to think a reinstall was the only solution and was not looking forward to it on this box due to my sloppy file keeping on this machine... it would have taken me days to accomplish. Thanks for the help.... after removing the .conf file the purge went as instructed. :cool: Jerry

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