Could someone please help me. I installed snort and it was failing to start during the bootup process, because I noticed the failed message during the bootup messages. So like an idiot: Instead of configuring snort and looking into the problem, I just manually deleted the startup scripts in init.d and every instance of symlinks in rc0.d through rc6.d. Now, when I tried to remove, reinstall, or fix the broken package - I can't get apt to do it with any success. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Please let me know.