In order to make sure you people see the full picture, i'm going to slightly lengthy, please bear with me.
I have a ZTE USB modem. It came with its dialer software for various platforms. It also had one .deb file. I copied that file to my /home and ran
sudo dpkg -i CrossPlatformRelianceHSD-Ubuntui386.deb
Although there was an error, it installed and was available in the dash, but didn't work.
Now i tried to remove it using
sudo apt-get remove --purge crossplatformui
I got a message saying that removing crossplatformui required removal of various other packages including vlc, i hit yes and it removed vlc, but when it tried to remove the modem software it gave me this error.
Removing crossplatformui ...
ztemtvcdromd: no process found
dpkg: error processing crossplatformui (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Now i can't install anymore packages. No updates, nothing. whenever i try to install new packages ubuntu tries to first remove this crossplatformui i get the above error code. What do i do?
List of things i've tried-
sudo dpkg --force-all -P crossplatformui
ran autoclean and autoremove.
ran dpkg --configure -a.
deleted files from /var/crash since i was also getting the message "No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already"
none of them helped.