Tinkering around with vmware server install meant that I couldn’t do any apt-get stuff. It kept on trying to remove the half installed debian package, failing when running the scripts.
gives a list of the packages installed, the ii first bit, is installed stuff, I think the half installed one was hI or something similar, it stood out anyway!
the pre/post scripts were causing a problem. I found them here:
and so I nobbled the four of them:
1 2 3 4
and ran this