On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 02:53:57AM +0100, Cesare Leonardi wrote: > Hi all. > I would ask a question i've already posted in the #344767 bug report. > > Recently i've talked with someone else that cannot purge the 2.6.14 > kernel, due to bug #344767. It's a known problem, already solved for > 2.6.15, but for people that still use 2.6.14 or have used it, the > problem of purging it completely still exist. > For example on my machine, the various kernel images i've installed in > the past, are now uninstalled but marked as "c" and if i try to purge > them, the lock described in the bug report arise. Then i have to press > CTRL+C to exit. > After upgrading to 2.6.15 and have seen that the bug was corrected, > i've forgotten about this and the not clean (but innocuous) situation > left by the 2.6.14 uninstall procedure. And so now i am curious to know > it there is an hack to circumvent the bug and completely purge the > linux-image-2.6.14 packages. > It's my intention to put one or more responses into the bug report, to > help the others that will fall in this bug. > > As suggested in the bug report, i've tryed to look at the postrm scripts > in "/var/lib/dpkg/info/" but i cannot understand them adequately (i > don't know perl). I don't know perl either, but maybe this would work (try at your own risk though): 1) edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-2.6.14-*.postrm 2) Search for do_bootloader in the file. Change any of the YES's to NO's. 3) Try to purge the package. 4) run update-grub. I've not tried this so I don't know if this will even fix the problem but it *might* work.
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