Unable to uninstall

Asked by Erick Caraballo on 2010-02-02

After issuing the command 'sudo aptitude purge firehol tinyproxy dansguardian' without success I tried following the instructions described in Bug #318301. However, it's still not doing the job.

This is the output:

[00:49:46][cyberick@pc:~]$ sudo aptitude purge firehol tinyproxy dansguardian
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
  webcontentcontrol
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  dansguardian{p} firehol{p} tinyproxy{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 3,527kB will be freed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  webcontentcontrol: Depends: firehol but it is not installable
                     Depends: tinyproxy but it is not installable
                     Depends: dansguardian but it is not installable
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Remove the following packages:
webcontentcontrol

Score is 121

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] y
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  aggregate{u} clamav{u} clamav-base{u} clamav-freshclam{u} dansguardian{p} firehol{p} gambas2-gb-form{u} gambas2-gb-form-dialog{u} gambas2-gb-gtk{u}
  gambas2-gb-gui{u} gambas2-gb-qt{u} gambas2-gb-qt-kde{u} gambas2-gb-qt-kde-html{u} gambas2-gb-settings{u} gambas2-runtime{u} kdelibs-data{u}
  kdelibs4c2a{u} kdelibs5-data{u} libavahi-qt3-1{u} libclamav6{u} libtommath0{u} tinyproxy{p} webcontentcontrol{a}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 23 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 114MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
(Reading database ... 164221 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing aggregate ...
Removing webcontentcontrol ...
===>prerm:remove
prerm remove|deconfigure called
Unconfiguring dansguardian+firehol+tinyproxy
FireHol is running
TinyProxy is running
DansGuardian is running
 * Stopping Firewall firehol [ OK ]
Stopping tinyproxy: tinyproxy.
 * Stopping DansGuardian dansguardian [ OK ]
FireHol is running
TinyProxy is stopped
DansGuardian is stopped
There was an error
dpkg: error processing webcontentcontrol (--remove):
 subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
===>postinst:abort-remove
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 webcontentcontrol
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done

Question information

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Last query:
2010-02-02
Last reply:
2010-07-04
KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #1

I'll try to improve the install/uninstall system soon.
Thanks for reporting the problem.

Until then, try the following:
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sudo rm -rfv /usr/share/webcontentcontrol/
sudo aptitude purge webcontentcontrol firehol tinyproxy dansguardian
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KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #2

Here is a tested way for removing webcontentcontrol for those that still have problems removing it:

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sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/webcontentcontrol.prerm
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/webcontentcontrol.postrm
sudo apt-get remove --purge webcontentcontrol
sudo apt-get remove --purge firehol tinyproxy dansguardian
======================

A new version fixing the uninstall problems and other issues is under way.

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