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Really old Debian

Posted Sun 17 Apr 2016 01:07:12 PM CEST Florian Lohoff in

This is a really old installation which got updated over time. It seems Debian Versions once did have different constraints. I couldnt even remember those times.

Then suidregister and suidunregister were removed and now we have a failed deinstallation postrm. So removing this package required to comment some suid unregistering.

I think i'll try to setup some cnews + uucp feed :)

# dpkg --purge cnews
dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 64580 package 'cnews':
 error in Version string 'cr.g7-4': version number does not start with digit
(Reading database ... 262030 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing cnews ...
Purging configuration files for cnews ...
removing /var/lib/news/bin
removing /var/lib/news
rmdir: failed to remove `/var/lib/news': Directory not empty
/var/lib/news not empty, so not removed.
removing /etc/news
rmdir: failed to remove `/etc/news': Directory not empty
/etc/news not empty, so not removed.
/var/lib/dpkg/info/cnews.postrm: line 36: suidunregister: command not found
dpkg: error processing cnews (--purge):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
 cnews