[svlug] Removing stubborn Debian package

Jeff Frost jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
Mon Mar 20 18:40:18 PST 2006

I'm not a debian user, but I would guess you could get the source package and 
have a look to see what that post uninstall script is trying to do and fix the 
problem so that it will succeed.  First guess would be that it's trying to 
remove the nessus user which may not exist?

If you can't find the source package, then strace is likely your friend.

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, stripes wrote:

> And I always get the same thing:
> # dpkg -r --force-depends Nessus
> (Reading database ... 76294 files and directories currently installed.)
> Removing nessus ...
> dpkg: error processing nessus (--remove):
> subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> nessus
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