problem with dpkg

Asked by Ajmal K on 2010-07-08

root@ajmal-desktop:~# apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  pips-snx110
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 3,965kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 135048 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing pips-snx110 ...
dpkg: error processing pips-snx110 (--remove):
 subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 pips-snx110
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root@ajmal-desktop:~#

returning error code 1 ? what can i do ?? i cannot install or remove any packages ? !!!! :( :'( plz help me,, i am new @ Linux...

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I hope you hvent't logged in as root and have used sudo in some way

sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/pips-snx110.prerm ~/; sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq pips-snx110

should fix it.

Ajmal K (k.ajmals) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Ajmal K (k.ajmals) said : #3

thank you sir,,,, my problems were solved...

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> Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:52:49 +0000
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> I hope you hvent't logged in as root and have used sudo in some way
>
> sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/pips-snx110.prerm ~/; sudo dpkg --remove
> --force-remove-reinstreq pips-snx110
>
> should fix it.
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This is one of the massive weaknesses in package based systems. One package breaks and the whole house of cards comes crashing down.

Glad you got the gold.