Bug#51200: coolman bug, not a dpkg bug
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reassign 51200 coolman
On 25 Nov 1999, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 11:48:18 -0700
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 184.108.40.206
> Severity: critical
> I am stuck, loading a package that had broken post-removal script, and now I ca
> n't get it to work at all.
> /var/cache/apt/archives# dpkg -i --force-downgrade coolman_3.11.6-1_i386.deb
> (Reading database ... 59255 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace coolman 3.11.6-1 (using coolman_3.11.6-1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error while cleaning up:
> subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2
This means that some of the maintainer scripts belonging to package
coolman are broken.
> It won't remove or install this package, and I can't get it to bypass it either
You can try to fix /var/lib/dpkg/info/coolman.postrm yourself or wait
until a coolman.deb is uploaded with a fixed postrm script.