Debian Bug report logs - #109583
removing the package fails

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Package: libmbonecommon1; Maintainer for libmbonecommon1 is (unknown);

Reported by: Juha Erkkila <>

Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 06:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: potato

Found in version 1.0.6-1

Done: Adrian Bunk <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, (Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona):
Bug#109583; Package libmbonecommon1. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Juha Erkkila <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: removing the package fails
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:01:43 +0300
Package: libmbonecommon1
Version: 1.0.6-1
Severity: normal

removing the package fails, as the prerm-script doesn't state an
interpreter for the script.  here's what happens when i try to
remove the package:

# dpkg -P libmbonecommon1
(Reading database ... 98173 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing libmbonecommon1 ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute pre-removal script: Exec format error
dpkg: error processing libmbonecommon1 (--purge):
 subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

here is my suggested fix:

diff -ru mbonecommon-1.0.6/debian/libmbonecommon1.prerm fixed_mbonecommon-1.0.6/debian/libmbonecommon1.prerm
--- mbonecommon-1.0.6/debian/libmbonecommon1.prerm	Wed Aug 22 08:45:25 2001
+++ fixed_mbonecommon-1.0.6/debian/libmbonecommon1.prerm	Wed Aug 22 08:45:51 2001
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+#!/bin/sh -e
 # Automatically added by dh_installdocs
 if [ \( "$1" = "upgrade" -o "$1" = "remove" \) -a -L /usr/doc/libmbonecommon1 ]; then
 	rm -f /usr/doc/libmbonecommon1

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux art_over_technology 2.2.19 #1 Thu Jun 28 14:06:08 EEST 2001 i686

Versions of packages libmbonecommon1 depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.1.3-18   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

Tags added: potato Request was from "Jesus M. "Gonzalez-Barahona <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Adrian Bunk <>
Subject: potato is obsolete and no longer supported
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 23:41:14 +0200
potato is obsolete and no longer supported.

Security updates were discontinued as of June 30th, 2003.

I'm therefore closing all bugs that were tagged as potato-only.



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