package boinc-client complaining after I though I uninstalled it.

Bug #1680623 reported by Paul Higgins
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
boinc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Don't know what is going on -- Compains of system problem after bootup...

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: boinc-client (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-72.93-generic 4.4.49
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-72-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
 boinc-manager: Purge
 boinc-client-nvidia-cuda: Purge
 boinc-client: Purge
 NULL: ConfigurePending
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Apr 3 11:02:31 2017
 Start-Date: 2017-04-03 11:02:20
 Commandline: apt-get purge boinc-manager boinc-client-nvidia-cuda boinc-client
 Purge: boinc-client:amd64 (7.6.31+dfsg-6ubuntu1), boinc-manager:amd64 (7.6.31+dfsg-6ubuntu1), boinc-client-nvidia-cuda:amd64 (7.6.31+dfsg-6ubuntu1)
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.19
SourcePackage: boinc
Title: package boinc-client (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Paul Higgins (pch2915) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) wrote :

According to the log
you did delete the boinc user somewhat manually.
Please do something like

addgroup --quiet --system boinc
adduser --quiet --system --ingroup boinc
usermod -a -G video boinc

and then try to remove it again


Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → 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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