pycentral crashed with NoSectionError in set()

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Binary package hint: python-central


I recently upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04. I have a problem with the package python-numpy. I cannot run update or install any software anymore because it tells me to reinstall python-numpy first, that the package is in very inconsistent state or something. So I typed sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-numpy in terminal to try to fix the problem but this is what I get:

What should I do? I'm running out of ideas, thanks for helping me!

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libfreebob0 libqt4-assistant libgda-4.0-common nvidia-settings
  nvidia-185-libvdpau gtk-sharp2-gapi nvidia-185-kernel-source lsb-graphics
  python-twisted-runner lsb-desktop ncurses-term python-gda python-gdl
  python2.5 libboost-thread1.38.0 libtorrent-rasterbar5 python-twisted-mail
  libqt4-gui libgda-4.0-4 python-eggtrayicon python-twisted-lore
  python-twisted-conch python-twisted-news python-twisted-words libjline-java
  lsb pax python-twisted libffado1 libxml++2.6-2 lsb-printing rhino libdb4.6
  python-gksu2 libqt3-mt libboost-filesystem1.38.0 lsb-core
  libboost-system1.38.0 python-libtorrent libgdl-1-3 libgdl-1-common
  libboost-python1.38.0 lsb-cxx
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
  python-numpy-dbg python-nose
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/1,244kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,720kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 259493 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace python-numpy 1:1.3.0-3 (using .../python-numpy_1%3a1.3.0-3build1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute old pre-removal script: Exec format error
dpkg: warning: old pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 2195, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 2189, in main
    rv =
  File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 1644, in run
    pkg = DebPackage('package', self.args[0], oldstyle=False)
  File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 380, in __init__
  File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 413, in read_pyfiles
    self.pkgconfig.set('pycentral', 'include-links', '0')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 669, in set
    ConfigParser.set(self, section, option, value)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 377, in set
    raise NoSectionError(section)
ConfigParser.NoSectionError: No section: 'pycentral'
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-numpy_1%3a1.3.0-3build1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute installed post-installation script: Exec format error
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 6 12:18:07 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pycentral
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
Package: python-central 0.6.11ubuntu13
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/pycentral pkgremove python-numpy
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/pycentral', 'pkgremove', 'python-numpy']
SourcePackage: python-central
Title: pycentral crashed with NoSectionError in set()
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic i686
UserGroups: root

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What should I do? Thank you.

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