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Old 10-08-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Problem with apt-get /dselect

Hi I'm hoping someone can help me here. I am having trouble updating my system because a package "refuses" to be removed, updated or otherwise behave -- causing an abort during the install process (see below).

Is there a simple way I can manually get rid of the offending package?
Need to get 0B/316MB of archives.
After unpacking 12.6MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Preconfiguring packages ...

(Reading database ... 131035 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace frozen-bubble-data 1.0.0-4 (using .../frozen-bubble-data_1.0.0-6_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement frozen-bubble-data ...
mv: cannot stat `/usr/games/frozen-bubble.wav': No such file or directory
dpkg: warning - old post-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/frozen-bubble-data_1.0.0-6_all.deb (--unpack):
there is no script in the new version of the package - giving up
preinst called with unknown argument `abort-upgrade'
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Preparing to replace bash 2.05b-15 (using .../bash_2.05b-24_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement bash ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Old 10-08-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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read the APT-HOWTO at
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Originally posted by macondo
read the APT-HOWTO at
Have done and did not solve the problem. However, I did resolve it by noting that the failing script wanted to delete a file that was not there. So just created a file with that name and the script ran and the offending package uninstallled.


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