Problems removing packages with --root flag to dpkg
I'm doing some development (experimenting) with debian, and when I try the
dpkg --root=/dos/linux --purge --force-remove-essential e2fsprogs
I get the following errors:
Removing e2fsprogs ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute post-removal script: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing e2fsprogs (--purge):
subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute post-installation script: No such file or directory
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
I can do a 'chroot /dos/linux /var/lib/dpkg/info/e2fsprogs.postrm' without any
problems, so I can only assume that there is something wrong with the chroot
environment created by dpkg when it tries to execute the script.
Any ideas what may be going on? Should I file this as a bug report against
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