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package firefox 3.6.13 build3 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Reported by ChrisTravis on 2011-02-24
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

this has been doing this for a while. I think it started after I installed the newest version. I've just been using Chrome in the meantime.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-28.55-preempt 2.6.32.27+drm33.12
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-28-preempt x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Feb 23 22:55:44 2011
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
SourcePackage: firefox
Title: package firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

ChrisTravis (christravis1979) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

The error is here:

Setting up firefox (3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
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

It started because you installed some unsupported packages from Ubuntuzilla, and these trash our official install. Please report your bug to them instead.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid

My apologies
I didn't realize there were unsupported packages installed. I guess I need to put a password back on this machine to keep people in the house off of it!LOL sorry!

Chris Coulson <email address hidden> wrote:

>The error is here:
>
>Setting up firefox (3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
>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
>
>It started because you installed some unsupported packages from
>Ubuntuzilla, and these trash our official install. Please report your
>bug to them instead.
>
>** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Invalid
>
>--
>You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>of the bug.
>https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/724090
>
>Title:
> package firefox 3.6.13 build3 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to
> install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script
> returned error exit status 2
>
>Status in “firefox” package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
>
>Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox
>
> this has been doing this for a while. I think it started after I
> installed the newest version. I've just been using Chrome in the
> meantime.
>
> ProblemType: Package
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
> Package: firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-28.55-preempt 2.6.32.27+drm33.12
> Uname: Linux 2.6.32-28-preempt x86_64
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Wed Feb 23 22:55:44 2011
> ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
> SourcePackage: firefox
> Title: package firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
>
>To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
>https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/724090/+subscribe

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

That's ok. This is probably our number 1 reported bug for Firefox at the moment. I wish Ubuntuzilla would stop distributing packages/guides that break our official packages ;)

In any case, running sudo dpkg-divert --remove /usr/bin/firefox should fix it for the next time you upgrade

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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