package bbswitch-dkms 0.8-3ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 30

Bug #1552108 reported by gouri on 2016-03-02
62
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bbswitch (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Installation of package was requested through Ubuntu driver selection GUI.

Installation of package was motivated by investigation of bug 1547077.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: bbswitch-dkms 0.8-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-7.22-generic 4.4.2
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 2 08:14:21 2016
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 30
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-03 (27 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160203)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.4
SourcePackage: bbswitch
Title: package bbswitch-dkms 0.8-3ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 30
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

gouri (stephane-gourichon-lpad) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
gouri (stephane-gourichon-lpad) wrote :

# Analysis: currently running kernel is actually purged

From message in DpkgTerminalLog.txt:

> WARNING: missing /lib/modules/4.4.0-7-generic

I notice that I'm running

uname -a

Linux n551jk 4.4.0-7-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Thu Feb 18 20:50:38 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Which packages have been removed in between (several days ago).

# Summary

So, it looks like the problem is: installing nVidia driver seemed to fail because running kernel has its packages purged.

# Is it a suitable reason for failure?

If driver requires a reboot to work, its install script should target the kernel that will be booted, not the currently running kernel, right?

# Good practice?

I regularly do:

sudo apt-get update ; sudo aptitude upgrade

Is is okay or is that a cause of trouble?

Should I do something different?

Thank you for your attention.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in bbswitch (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in bbswitch (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers