Re: debian "apt" somehow created python hell - help!
On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 03:06:54PM -0400, Walter Lundby <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
> dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
> WARNING: python-gtk2-doc.private does not exist.
> Some bytecompiled files may be left behind.
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 437, in <module>
> File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 232, in __getitem__
> self[name] = SharedFileList (path)
> File "/usr/sbin/update-python-modules", line 146, in __init__
> for line in file(path):
> IOError: [Errno 21] Is a directory
Something is going wrong with update-python-modules, which is in the
python-support package. I don't know what, though. I would suggest
that you write to firstname.lastname@example.org with this question --
they should know which package is at fault (I'm guessing that one of
your Python packages somehow corrupted the registry of installed
Python modules, but I don't know how to find out which one).