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for some people this would be easy but I've been googling a lot and I can't find a solution.

My problem is tha I want to install man-db_2.6.3-3_armhf.deb on a raspberry, but when I try to install it I get the error that:

man-db breaks less (<<456)
 less (version 444-4) is present and installed

how I install my package is like this:

dpkg -i man-db_2.6.3-3_armhf.deb

I tried to unistall the current version of man-db with

dpkg -r man-db
dpkg --purge man-db

But I just cant get rid of the latter version, any help will be very appreciated.

Just to make you note, I can't use apt-get to install packages from internet because I am through a proxy with NTLM authentication, I tried a lot to configure my proxy with other packages, path and more but is not working, so thats why I am installing packages with dpkg.


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dpkg --ignore-depends -i man-db_2.6.3-3_armhf.deb

Should do the trick

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I tried that one but I get this: dpkg: error: --ignore-depends needs a valid package name but '-i' is not: illegal package name in specifier '-i': must start with alphanumeric character – Reedyseth Apr 2 '13 at 19:53
Sorry bout that; give this a whirl: dpkg -i --ignore-depends=less man-db_2.6.3-3_armhf.deb – Stephan Apr 2 '13 at 20:01
Thank you, now it worked, but it seems that the instalation is corrupt or something because I am not able to use the command man, but the package was installed ingnoring the former version, thanks !! – Reedyseth Apr 2 '13 at 21:17
This is what we sometimes call 'dependency hell.' Try downloading/installing a version of less newer than 456. – Stephan Apr 2 '13 at 21:20
I found a lower version but not for the Raspberry architecture, now I am fighting to get back the man – Reedyseth Apr 2 '13 at 22:34

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