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Bug#988059: Cannot remove after failed upgrade



On Wed, May 05, 2021 at 12:53:53AM +0200, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
>On Tue, 4 May 2021 23:47:30 +0100
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
>
>> 
>> Wow, OK. That *is* surprising! Oh well, thanks for the information
>> anyway. It seems that *something* has caused your system to install
>> shim-signed, but I've no clue what! :-)
>> 
>
>I have been trying to recapture my memory and I think it was installed
>at the time where EFI boot first was introduced into Unstable - can't
>remember exactly when ;-)

Ah, OK. :-) That would have been during the Jessie release cycle, so
quite a few years back. Don't worry about it too much...

>> Anyway, the bug should be fixed now with tonight's upload.
>> 
>Yes, but you need to reinstall the new package to be able to remove it:
>Preparing to unpack .../shim-signed_1.35+15.4-4_amd64.deb ...
>Unpacking shim-signed:amd64 (1.35+15.4-4) over (1.34+15.4-2) ...
>cat: /sys/firmware/efi/fw_platform_size: No such file or directory
>dpkg: warning: old shim-signed:amd64 package post-removal script
>subprocess returned error exit status 1
>dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
>dpkg: ... it looks like that went OK

Cool, that's what I expected to see.

-- 
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are
 always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
   -- Bertrand Russell


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