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Re: purging linux-image-

[Eek. Top-posting evil!]

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 09:05:25PM +0100, Gudjon I. Gudjonsson wrote:
> Þann Miðvikudagur 08 nóvember 2006 19:41 skrifaði Seb:
> > dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.18-1-amd64 (--purge):
> >  subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 128
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> >  linux-image-2.6.18-1-amd64
> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> >
> >
> > Can somebody point out how this can be resolved?  Thanks.

>     I have had such problems several times and I have always resolved them by 
> editing /var/lib/dpkg/status by hand, setting the status of the corresponding 
> package to not-installed.
>    This has worked but it is not the preferred solution. If anyone knows a 
> better solution please tell.

Better is to edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.postrm and either fix it
(and report a bug) or at least modify it so that it doesn't fail (eg
remove it). Then --purge will succeed.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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