package boinc-client 7.0.27+dfsg-5ubuntu0.12.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 6

Bug #1080969 reported by Jaime Cruz
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boinc (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In attempting to remove BOINC client and manager packages that remained behind even though I uninstalled it from the software center, I entered this command:

sudo apt-get --purge remove boinc-client boinc-manager

This error was the result.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: boinc-client 7.0.27+dfsg-5ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-33.52-generic 3.2.31
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-33-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15
AptOrdering:
 boinc-client: Purge
 boinc-manager: Purge
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Nov 19 22:15:38 2012
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 6
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120823.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: boinc
Title: package boinc-client 7.0.27+dfsg-5ubuntu0.12.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 6
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jaime Cruz (jaime-cruz) wrote :
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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) wrote :

I don't see any kind of errors into boinc-client.postrm script, maybe this bug has been fixed later

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) wrote :

Please try this ppa and boinc 7.8.1, and let me know if the problem still occurs by setting back the status to "new"
https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc/

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for boinc (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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