I currently have a 14.04 machine with a broken package (A), such that when it tries to
dpkg --configure it hangs for hours and then fails. The details are unimportant, and are not what I'm trying to fix here.
Whenever I try to install/upgrade something else (B) via
apt, it tries to run the configuration for package A again.
Is there a way to make
apt skip the
dpkg --configure for package A, but otherwise proceed as normal when installing new package B?
The other alternative I can see is to manually get and install the
.deb for package B instead of using