package firefox 3.6.11 build2 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Bug #658828 reported by Bdopo
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Binary package hint: firefox

package firefox 3.6.11 build2 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.11+build2+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 i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
CrashDB: ubuntu
Date: Mon Oct 11 18:59:36 2010
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.11+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.11+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.11+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
SourcePackage: firefox
ThirdParty: True
Title: package firefox 3.6.11+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

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Bdopo (safelydeliver-online) wrote :
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Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Unfortunately, it looks like google-chrome-beta has removed the Firefox alternative which caused this error:
Setting up google-chrome-beta (7.0.517.36-r61761) ...
update-alternatives: warning: alternative /usr/bin/firefox (part of link group x-www-browser) doesn't exist. Removing from list of alternatives.
update-alternatives: warning: alternative /usr/bin/firefox (part of link group gnome-www-browser) doesn't exist. Removing from list of alternatives.

I would suggest reporting this to Google. Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I'm not sure that's a Google issue (update-alternatives has printed those messages when configuring chrome because *something* deleted /usr/bin/firefox)

My guess is it's most likely Ubuntuzilla, like the other gazillion reports we get with this issue ;)

In fact, at the bottom of the log, you can see /usr/bin/firefox still doesn't exist even after unpacking the new firefox version, which means it's been diverted away by something.

If you've used Ubuntuzilla in the past, please report your issue to them. We have a long standing problem with them breaking our official packages, and we highly discourage users from using Ubuntuzilla

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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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