xargs: invalid number for -s option

Bug #1540353 reported by David Henningsson on 2016-02-01
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
python3.4 (Ubuntu)
python3.5 (Debian)
Fix Released

Bug Description

I ran "sudo apt-get autoremove" and when python3.4 and libpython3.4-minimal:amd64 were removed, the following error was shown on the screen:

Removing python3.4-minimal (3.4.4-1) ...
Unlinking and removing bytecode for runtime python3.4
Removing libpython3.4-minimal:amd64 (3.4.4-1) ...
xargs: invalid number for -s option
Usage: xargs [OPTION]... COMMAND [INITIAL-ARGS]...
Run COMMAND with arguments INITIAL-ARGS and more arguments read from input.

...followed by instructions on how to use xargs properly.

Probably some maintainer scripting errors?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: libpython3.4-minimal (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-7.18-generic 4.3.3
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.4-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Feb 1 13:46:27 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-28 (65 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151127)
SourcePackage: python3.4
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in python3.4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in python3.4 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Scott Emmons (lscotte) wrote :

Xenial currently has python 3.5 (not python 3.4) and at a version where the upstream bug[1] should be fixed.

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=809079

Changed in python3.5 (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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