error updating gnomes-game-data

Bug #274565 reported by David Garcia Rojo on 2008-09-25

This bug report was converted into a question: question #46637: error updating gnomes-game-data.

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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-games (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-games-data

in 8.10

after an update I have that:

Usage: gconf-schemas --[un]register file1.schemas [file2.schemas [...]]

gconf-schemas: error: You need at least a file to (un)register.
dpkg : erreur de traitement de gnome-games-data (--configure) :
 le sous-processus post-installation script a retourné une erreur de sortie d'état 2
dpkg : des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de gnome-games :
 gnome-games dépend de gnome-games-data (>= 1:2.24) ; cependant :
 Le paquet gnome-games-data n'est pas encore configuré.
 gnome-games dépend de gnome-games-data (<< 1:2.25) ; cependant :
 Le paquet gnome-games-data n'est pas encore configuré.
dpkg : erreur de traitement de gnome-games (--configure) :
 problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                          Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution :
 gnome-games-data
 gnome-games
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

since that, every update reproduce this error.

Greg Unger (mr-ory) wrote :

i have the same problem installing gnome-games. i eventually purged gnome-games and gnome-games-data from my computer. now, attempting to install the package with aptitude produces a similar error. here is aptitude's output:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gnome-games gnome-games-data{a}
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/14.7MB of archives. After unpacking 45.2MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
(Reading database ... 129814 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gnome-games-data (from .../gnome-games-data_1%3a2.24.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-games-data_1%3a2.24.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb (--unpack):
 short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/share/gnome/help/iagno/pt_BR/figures/START.png')
Selecting previously deselected package gnome-games.
Unpacking gnome-games (from .../gnome-games_1%3a2.24.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-games-data_1%3a2.24.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-games:
 gnome-games depends on gnome-games-data (>= 1:2.24); however:
  Package gnome-games-data is not installed.
 gnome-games depends on gnome-games-data (<< 1:2.25); however:
  Package gnome-games-data is not installed.
dpkg: error processing gnome-games (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gnome-games

Changed in gnome-games:
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

@Greg: The error message indicates that you might have a filesystem error on your computer. Could you please run a filesystem check (availabe in the ubuntu rescue mode) and a momory check (availabe start startup with the ESC key) and check if those report no error?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the error seems to indicate a local installation issue or local changes, that's not a package bug, changing to an user question

Changed in gnome-games:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Eric Swenson (eric-swenson) wrote :
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I'm having a similar problem and I'm quite certain it is not a file system problem (fsck is happy). I think there is something wrong with the pre/post installation scripts for the gnome-games-data package. Here is the output from an attempt to install the package:

eswenson@tesseract:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-games-data
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gnome-games-data is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  python-pycurl guile-1.8-libs python-twisted-web python-smartpm python-pexpect
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up gnome-games-data (1:2.24.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/aisleriot.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/blackjack.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/glchess.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/glines.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnect.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnibbles.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnobots2.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnometris.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnomine.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnotravex.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnotski.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gtali.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/iagno.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/mahjongg.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/same-gnome.schemas could not be found.
Usage: gconf-schemas --[un]register file1.schemas [file2.schemas [...]]

gconf-schemas: error: You need at least a file to (un)register.
dpkg: error processing gnome-games-data (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gnome-games-data
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
eswenson@tesseract:~$

Attempting to remove the package has similar problems:

eswenson@tesseract:~$ sudo apt-get remove gnome-games-data
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  python-pycurl guile-1.8-libs python-twisted-web python-smartpm python-pexpect
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gnome-games-data
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 43.0MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 144451 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gnome-games-data ...
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/schemas/aisleriot.schemas could not be found.
Warning: /usr/share/gconf/sc...

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Greg Unger (mr-ory) wrote :

@ Eric:

what if you were to create empty text files at /usr/share/gconf/schemas for every file apt-get says it can't find. would you be able to uninstall gnome-games-data then?

I tried this, and it didn't work. The reason is that these are expected to
be XML schemas, and a zero-length file isn't a valid XML file. So the
removal process still fails.
I did figure out how to uninstall gnome-games-data, however. I simply found
where the pre-remove script was, and edited to remove the offending line.
 The pre-removal script was located in:

     /var/lib/dpkg/info/gnome-games-data.prerm

This script was calling the gconf-schemas command with non-existent schemas.
 Commenting out this line (I actually put an "echo" at the start of the
offending line) allowed me to do an:

   apt-get remove gnome-games-data

successfully. Now I no longer get errors when installing/uninstalling other
packages.

2008/11/3 Greg Unger <email address hidden>

> @ Eric:
>
> what if you were to create empty text files at /usr/share/gconf/schemas
> for every file apt-get says it can't find. would you be able to
> uninstall gnome-games-data then?
>
> --
> error updating gnomes-game-data
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/274565
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "gnome-games" source package in Ubuntu: Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-games-data
>
> in 8.10
>
> after an update I have that:
>
> Usage: gconf-schemas --[un]register file1.schemas [file2.schemas [...]]
>
> gconf-schemas: error: You need at least a file to (un)register.
> dpkg : erreur de traitement de gnome-games-data (--configure) :
> le sous-processus post-installation script a retourné une erreur de sortie
> d'état 2
> dpkg : des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de
> gnome-games :
> gnome-games dépend de gnome-games-data (>= 1:2.24) ; cependant :
> Le paquet gnome-games-data n'est pas encore configuré.
> gnome-games dépend de gnome-games-data (<< 1:2.25) ; cependant :
> Le paquet gnome-games-data n'est pas encore configuré.
> dpkg : erreur de traitement de gnome-games (--configure) :
> problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
> No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup
> error from a previous failure.
> Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant
> l'exécution :
> gnome-games-data
> gnome-games
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
>
>
> since that, every update reproduce this error.
>

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