cannot delete software in synaptic manager

Asked by Alfredo Hidalgo on 2012-02-05

My hardware
CPU-Intel(R) core(TM)i3-2310M cpu@2.10GHz
Memory-3.8GB
Ubuntu Desktop Info
Hostname-Ubuntu
Platform-i686
Distribution-Ubuntu 11.10 oneric
Desktop-Unity

I tried deleting Brasero disc burner as well as other packages in synaptic manager and my error was the following.....
Any help is greatly appreciated.

(Reading database ... 255378 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae 3.0.0-14.23 (using .../linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae_3.0.0-14.23_i386.deb) ...
Done.
Unpacking replacement linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae.dpkg-tmp...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
P: Updating /boot/extlinux/linux.cfg...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4200: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4200: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4200: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4200: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae.postrm line 328.
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae.dpkg-tmp...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4556: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4556: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4556: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4556: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm line 328.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae_3.0.0-14.23_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-14-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
P: Updating /boot/extlinux/linux.cfg...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4910: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4910: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4910: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4910: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm line 328.
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Preparing to replace linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae 3.0.0-15.25 (using .../linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae_3.0.0-15.26_i386.deb) ...
Done.
Unpacking replacement linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae.dpkg-tmp...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
P: Updating /boot/extlinux/linux.cfg...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5284: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5284: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5284: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5284: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae.postrm line 328.
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae.dpkg-tmp...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5640: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5640: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5640: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5640: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm line 328.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae_3.0.0-15.26_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
P: Updating /boot/extlinux/linux.cfg...
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5994: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5994: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5994: /bin/sh
File descriptor 65 (/var/log/apt/history.log) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 5994: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm line 328.
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.0.0-14-generic-pae_3.0.0-14.23_i386.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae_3.0.0-15.26_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic-pae:
 linux-image-generic-pae depends on linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae; however:
  Package linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae is not installed.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic-pae (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic (3.0.0-15.26) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.0.0-15-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic
Error! Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 3.0.0-15-generic cannot be found.
Your kernel headers for kernel 3.0.0-15-generic cannot be found.
Please install the linux-headers-3.0.0-15-generic package,
Please install the linux-headers-3.0.0-15-generic package,
or use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located
or use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.0.0-15-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-15-generic
cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab
Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.0.0-15-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 3.0.0-15-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-extlinux 3.0.0-15-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic-pae...
File descriptor 7 (/root/.synaptic/selections.proceed) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 8 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/record.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 9 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/spelling.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 10 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/synonym.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 11 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/termlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 14 (pipe:[27309]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 15 (pipe:[27309]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 16 (/dev/ptmx) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 59 (/var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.2/postlist.DB) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 61 (pipe:[23151]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
File descriptor 62 (socket:[27570]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 14610: /bin/sh
  No volume groups found
P: Writing config for Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2...
P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-squeeze/extlinux/memtest.bin': No such file or directory
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-extlinux exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic.postinst line 1010.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
 linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic; however:
  Package linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic-pae:
 linux-generic-pae depends on linux-image-generic-pae (= 3.0.0.15.17); however:
  Package linux-image-generic-pae is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-generic-pae (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image:
 linux-image depends on linux-image-generic (= 3.0.0.15.17); however:
  Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux:
 linux depends on linux-image (= 3.0.0.15.17); however:
  Package linux-image is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-generic-pae
 linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic
 linux-image-generic
 linux-generic-pae
 linux-image
 linux

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

what exactly are you trying to do?

you cannot delete files from synptic package manager, as it is a list of the files in the software repository.

are you trying to remove it from you menu because you don't use it?

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

what exactly are you trying to do?

you cannot delete files from synptic package manager, as it is a list of the files in the software repository.

are you trying to remove it from you menu because you don't use it?

Alfredo Hidalgo (amh-nyc) said : #3

You are correct I meant to say remove it because I don't use it.

Can you help with this problem?

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