backuppc a dog to get rid of now blocking updates
I decided to try out backuppc and set it up for a trial... decided it
way more complicated and overdone for my needs and uninstalled it.
Only it didn't really get uninstalled. I don't remember now all the
steps I took but do recall it involved reinstalling it at some point
to try to get it cleanly uninstalled.
At this point, some aspect of that mess is blocking updates. I just
tried to run updates from the gui update manager and get this fatal
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
syntax error: unknown user 'backuppc' in statoverride file
Error in function:
At this point I can neither install nor uninstall backuppc to get that
further cleaned up... `aptitude search backuppc' reveals
Cd backuppc - high-performance, enterprise-grade system
`C' half configured
`d' delete remove
How can I get fully rid of any trace of that obnoxious program?
The --purge switch ends in failure messages:
aptitude remove --purge backuppc
(Reading database ... 233038 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing backuppc ...
Stopping backuppc...start-stop-daemon: user 'backuppc' not found
invoke-rc.d: initscript backuppc, action "stop" failed.
dpkg: error processing backuppc (--remove):
subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
configured to not write apport reports
Starting backuppc...grep: /etc/backuppc/config.pl: No such file or directory
BackupPC cannot be started because important parameters are missing from config.pl.
If you just upgraded BackupPC, please update /etc/backuppc/config.pl.
invoke-rc.d: initscript backuppc, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover: