Re: dpkg error
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On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 01:37:45PM +0200, tony wrote:
> On 31/05/17 10:46, email@example.com wrote:
> > There is an error in uvl-raspidisp-extra's post-remove script. You
> > have several options:
> > - Yell (OK, be gentle and polite: after all they've worked for you
> > for free :) at the packagers. Perhaps they have a mailing list?
> > - try "apt-get remove --force-yes --purge uv4l-raspidisp-extras"
> > This is somewhat risky, since you don't know what exactly broke
> > in the postrm script and whether it has left sharp and/or flammable
> > debris behind it.
> > - try to debug the post-remove script. The script itself is located
> > in /var/lib/dpkg/info/uv4l-raspidisp-extras.postrm (I'm assuming
> > a Debian-ish layout). If you find anything of relevance, you should
> > contact the packagers. It seems that the post-remove script is
> > stumbling upon an unexpected condition.
> > Those scripts are supposed to be idempotent, i.e. calling them
> > several times in a row should have the same effect than calling
> > them just once. But since the script is freaking out, tread
> > carefully...
> > Good luck
> > -- tomás
> Thanks for your reply, Tomas. You are correct, it's not a debian
> package; it comes from here: https://www.linux-projects.org/.
> I tried (2), with no useful effect. I've now done (1), and await a
> result. I don't think I'm up to (3), which is why I'm asking here.
It actually just takes a bit of stubbornness and lots of patience.
A little help from your friends... and of course, good backups :-)
- -- tomás
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