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package swell-foop 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2

Asked by JamesB on 2012-01-30

Occurred using terminal "apt-get upgrade"

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: swell-foop 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-38.83-generic 2.6.32.52+drm33.21
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-38-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jan 30 11:20:11 2012
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: gnome-games
Title: package swell-foop 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2

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2012-01-31
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2012-01-31

You hit a very nasty breakage in apt. This is user fixable - Please follow the instructions here to get apt working again:

http://linuxtrove.com/wp/?p=187

JamesB (ifxdit4u) said : #2

Appreciate the prompt support. Tried your suggestions, but wound up backing
up my files, downloading iso for 10.04.3 LTS, burned to CD and did a fresh
install. System seems to be operating stabily at this time, but I have no
idea what caused the issues so as to prevent it in the future.

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM, JamesB <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #186302 on gnome-games in Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-games/+question/186302
>
> Occurred using terminal "apt-get upgrade"
>
> ProblemType: Package
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
> Package: swell-foop 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu6
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-38.83-generic 2.6.32.52+drm33.21
> Uname: Linux 2.6.32-38-generic i686
> NonfreeKernelModules: wl
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Mon Jan 30 11:20:11 2012
> ErrorMessage: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit
> status 2
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
> SourcePackage: gnome-games
> Title: package swell-foop 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade:
> subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Why not use a more recent release, the newer drivers and kernel help support hardware better. I suggest you check in either software centre or /etc/apt/sources.list to ensure that the install CD is not marked as a source of packages.

actionparsnip, this has nothing to do with hardware, there was a hiccup with apt that will most likely not affect him again. The LTS release is perfectly suitable if he wants to use it.

actionparsnip, this has nothing to do with hardware, there was a hiccup with apt that will most likely not affect him again. The LTS release is perfectly suitable if he wants to use it.

JamesB (ifxdit4u) said : #6

Hi Chaunce and Action,

FYI doing the re-install seems to have worked for me, I just have to adjust
the settings. I am a newbie, and prefer the LTS versions due to the
automatic security upgrades etc. and they seem to be more stable. I am
looking forward to 12.04 LTS and will upgrade after it has been out a while
and I can read some of the comments about it.
Right now, I am spending a lot of time in the forums trying to find answers
because I don't want to waste your time by asking questions that may have
already been addressed. I find "you tube" is also beneficial in helping me
learn more about Ubuntu and OS's in general.

Of course a little knowledge and trying different things I've learned
about, without more knowledge, makes me a danger to my system[?], may have
caused the problem in the first place.

I really enjoy learning Ubuntu and the support team is fantastic! Thank you
folks for helping me out and have a good 'un!

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Chauncellor <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #186302 on gnome-games in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-games/+question/186302
>
> Chauncellor proposed the following answer:
> actionparsnip, this has nothing to do with hardware, there was a hiccup
> with apt that will most likely not affect him again. The LTS release is
> perfectly suitable if he wants to use it.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-games/+question/186302/+confirm?answer_id=3
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-games/+question/186302
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

JamesB (ifxdit4u) said : #7

Hi Chaunce and Action,

FYI doing the re-install seems to have worked for me, I just have to adjust
the settings. I am a newbie, and prefer the LTS versions due to the
automatic security upgrades etc. and they seem to be more stable. I am
looking forward to 12.04 LTS and will upgrade after it has been out a while
and I can read some of the comments about it.
Right now, I am spending a lot of time in the forums trying to find answers
because I don't want to waste your time by asking questions that may have
already been addressed. I find "you tube" is also beneficial in helping me
learn more about Ubuntu and OS's in general.

Of course a little knowledge and trying different things I've learned
about, without more knowledge, makes me a danger to my system[?], may have
caused the problem in the first place.

I really enjoy learning Ubuntu and the support team is fantastic! Thank you
folks for helping me out and have a good 'un!

JamesB (ifxdit4u) said : #8

Appreciate the prompt support. Tried your suggestions, but wound up backing
up my files, downloading iso for 10.04.3 LTS, burned to CD and did a fresh
install. System seems to be operating stabily at this time, but I have no
idea what caused the issues so as to prevent it in the future.