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Old 03-09-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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Question Help cleaning up apt/dpkg after deleting installed files


OK,
I know now that I shouldn't have deleted the installed files, I should have run "apt-get remove", but it's too late now.

I'd like to clean up apt/dpkg so that it doesn't think the package whose files I've deleted is still installed, but when I run:

Code:
apt-get remove --purge linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4
I get the following:
Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4
The package does show up in the list when I run the command:

Code:
dpkg -l "linux-image*"
with "ii" in the 1st column, whatever that means.

Should I just rm the matching files in /var/lib/dpkg/info?

Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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If you look at the top of the full dpkg -l listing you'll see...
Code:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                         Version                              Description
+++-============================-====================================-============================================
So "ii" would mean "Desired=Install, Status=Installed". You can probably remove the package by forcing a re-installation of it then doing a normal remove --purge or a forced remove.
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Please post the output of
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dpkg -l 'linux-image*' | grep ^ii
So, that we (readers) can see that it is really installed, and exactly what the package name is.


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Old 03-10-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Here's the output:
Code:
$ dpkg -l "linux-image*"
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                      Version                   Description
+++-=========================-=========================-==================================================================
un  linux-image               <none>                    (no description available)
un  linux-image-2.6           <none>                    (no description available)
un  linux-image-2.6-sidux-686 <none>                    (no description available)
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh. 2.6.32-16                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh. 2.6.32-30                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh. 2.6.32-31                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh. 2.6.32-32                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh. 2.6.32-36                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh. 2.6.32-38                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-8.slh. 2.6.32-40                 Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh. 2.6.33-3                  Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh. 2.6.33-4                  Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
And here's what's in /boot:
Code:
$ ls -l /boot
total 53543
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   105491 Feb 12 21:04 config-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   110178 Feb 25 13:40 config-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   110178 Feb 27 17:08 config-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     6144 Mar  3 16:43 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10179043 Feb 18 12:01 initrd.img-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10603791 Mar  3 15:57 initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10598704 Mar  8 19:33 initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10601783 Mar  3 16:43 initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686.bak
drwx------ 2 root root    12288 Jan 26 16:06 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   160284 Jan 27 12:33 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   162464 Jan 27 12:33 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       10 Nov 10 19:58 message -> message.hd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   370688 Oct 29 18:45 message.hd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   370688 Oct 29 18:45 message.live
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1234552 Feb 12 21:04 System.map-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1253858 Feb 25 13:40 System.map-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1251277 Feb 27 17:08 System.map-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2465088 Feb 12 21:04 vmlinuz-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2493696 Feb 25 13:40 vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  2495904 Feb 27 17:08 vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
 
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Please with the '|grep ^ii' (two reasons: only shows installed packages, ensures we can see the whole package name).

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Well I didn't bother w/ the grep before because I didn't think showing the extra 3 lines which didn't start w/ ii would matter much.

OK, here's the results piped to grep, but now you've got to explain this to me!

How is it that the output is different? How did the package name get truncated? I expect grep to get the same lines written to the console and filter those, but that obviously didn't happen!?

Code:
$ dpkg -l "linux-image*" | grep ^ii
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686     2.6.32-16                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh.3-sidux-686     2.6.32-30                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh.4-sidux-686     2.6.32-31                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.1-sidux-686     2.6.32-32                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.5-sidux-686     2.6.32-36                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.7-sidux-686     2.6.32-38                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686     2.6.32-40                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686     2.6.33-3                        Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686     2.6.33-4                        Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
Now that I see that the package name is different than what I was trying to remove, I'll try again.

That seemed to work.

Code:
# apt-get remove --purge linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... 50%
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
After this operation, 83.5MB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 234959 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686 ...
Running postrm hook script /usr/sbin/update-grub.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+_multiboot.bin
done
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686
Purging configuration files for linux-image-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686 ...
Running postrm hook script /usr/sbin/update-grub.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+_multiboot.bin
done
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686
rmdir: failed to remove `/lib/modules/2.6.32-2.slh.4-sidux-686': Directory not empty
# dpkg -l "linux-image*" | grep ^ii
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh.3-sidux-686     2.6.32-30                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-6.slh.4-sidux-686     2.6.32-31                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.1-sidux-686     2.6.32-32                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.5-sidux-686     2.6.32-36                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-7.slh.7-sidux-686     2.6.32-38                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-8.slh.2-sidux-686     2.6.32-40                       Linux 2.6.32 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh.3-sidux-686     2.6.33-3                        Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
ii  linux-image-2.6.33-0.slh.4-sidux-686     2.6.33-4                        Linux 2.6.33 for modern PCs
Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 03-10-2010, 07:34 PM   #7
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In a terminal dpkg checks how many columns there are and tries to adjust the output. This type of thing does not happen when you pipe to grep. You can also set the COLUMNS env variable (NB. this just my understanding, not a definitive statement).

For example compare the output from the following two commands.

Code:
COLUMNS=49 dpkg -l 'linux-image-*'
COLUMNS=99 dpkg -l 'linux-image-*'
Alternatively you can just resize your terminal emulator to make it very wide.

Cheers,

Evo2.

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