package firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Bug #574111 reported by Patrick Eugenis
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firefox (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

New install of Firefox failed after upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 2 18:08:26 2010
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
SourcePackage: firefox
Title: package firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

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Patrick Eugenis (peugenis) wrote :
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seb (seb-sanchez78) wrote :

firefox failed to install after upgrade from hardy to lucid.

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

The error is here:

Setting up firefox (3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/bin/firefox doesn't exist.
dpkg: error processing firefox (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

This is probably because /usr/bin/firefox has been diverted by a third party package (most likely from Ubuntuzilla). Please report the bug to them instead

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 4.0~b12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

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firefox (4.0~b12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * Fix some typos in the manpage
    - update debian/firefox.1.in
  * Fix up the mess left by Ubuntuzilla rather than leaving our official
    package in a broken and inconsistent state, which ends up with users
    reporting bugs to Launchpad and giving us a bad reputation. If
    /usr/bin/firefox has been diverted and there is no /usr/bin/firefox
    provided on the system, just do the job of whatever package it was that
    broke the users install and remove the diversion for them. This should
    hopefully stop the frequently reported bugs we get from Ubuntuzilla users
    about /usr/bin/firefox being missing
    - update debian/firefox.postinst.in
    - Fixes LP: #512937, LP: #529136, LP: #552919, LP: #572733, LP: #574111,
      LP: #599978, LP: #600271, LP: #610522, LP: #610756, LP: #610907,
      LP: #612162, LP: #620400, LP: #623980, LP: #625014, LP: #630643,
      LP: #635166, LP: #638342, LP: #641838, LP: #658828, LP: #668809,
      LP: #672282, LP: #676239, LP: #707704, LP: #724090
  * Don't allow users to report bugs with apport-bug when /usr/bin/firefox
    has been diverted
    - update debian/firefox.py.in
  * Don't build with --disable-elfhack on armel. It's been fixed now
    - update debian/rules
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:54:59 +0000

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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