package firefox 3.6.6 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Bug #600271 reported by katajka on 2010-06-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

After upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4 I receive an information, that firefox is not configured and it has dependency problems. There is no icon for firefox, I can't use links from my mail programme and can't watch the movies.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 30 16:49:38 2010
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
SourcePackage: firefox
Title: package firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

katajka (katajka-328) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

The error is:

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 symlink exists in our package. The only way it would not exist is if a third party package has set up a divert, and there's not a lot we can do about that. Have you installed packages from ubuntuzilla (or followed instructions from there?). If so, you need to report this issue to them

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Closing this, as it's almost certainly broken by installing unsupported packages from Ubuntuzilla, and is a common problem. Please report your problems to them instead

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

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

---------------
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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