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I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed

sudo dpkg --purge --force-all typo3-dummy 
(Reading database ... 107326
files and directories currently installed.) Removing typo3-dummy ...
apache2-maintscript-helper invoked from a modified environment. Please
hint required arguments manually dpkg: error processing typo3-dummy
(--purge):  subprocess installed post-removal script returned error
exit status 1 Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Errors were
encountered while processing:  typo3-dummy

What else could I try to get rid of this package? I'd like to avoid fresh installation. Ty

EDIT: using sudo apt-get install -f returns the following output

ben@cloudy:/etc$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  typo3-dummy
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 484 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 107326 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing typo3-dummy ...
apache2-maintscript-helper invoked from a modified environment. Please hint requ          ired arguments manually
dpkg: error processing typo3-dummy (--remove):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Errors were encoun          tered while processing:
 typo3-dummy
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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why manually you want to remove it > –  nux Mar 6 at 10:32
    
because all the "classic" ways seem to fail ... purge / remove nothing works –  Ben Mar 6 at 10:34
    
update my answer –  nux Mar 6 at 10:42
    
your answer worked like a charm! Thank you very much –  Ben Mar 6 at 10:47
    
welcome my friend , any time –  nux Mar 6 at 10:49

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Try :

sudo vi /var/lib/dpkg/status 

remove all entries about the package and save , then try again.

sudo apt-get update
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i tried it and posted the output above. –  Ben Mar 6 at 10:39

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