package grub-efi-amd64-signed 1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1617721 reported by tomazzoni on 2016-08-28
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2-signed (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

package grub-efi-amd64-signed 1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: grub-efi-amd64-signed 1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-34.53-generic 4.4.15
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: talpa_vfshook talpa_pedconnector talpa_pedevice talpa_vcdevice talpa_core talpa_linux talpa_syscallhook
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Aug 27 18:07:19 2016
DuplicateSignature:
 package:grub-efi-amd64-signed:1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2
 Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
 grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.
 dpkg: error processing package grub-efi-amd64-signed (--configure):
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-06-04 (84 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.12~ubuntu16.04.1
SourcePackage: grub2-signed
Title: package grub-efi-amd64-signed 1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

tomazzoni (tomazzoni-thiago) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub2-signed (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2-signed (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Shriramana Sharma (jamadagni) wrote :
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Workaround:
sudo apt-get purge grub\*
sudo apt-get install grub-efi
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo update-grub

Source:
http://askubuntu.com/a/763984/170127:

Output:
$ sudo apt-get purge grub\*
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'grub-legacy' for glob 'grub*'
...
...
...
Package 'grub2-themes-ubuntu-mate' is not installed, so not removed
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  shim
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  grub-common* grub-efi-amd64* grub-efi-amd64-bin* grub-efi-amd64-signed* grub2-common* shim-signed*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 6 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 20.8 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 226018 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.66.2+2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Removing grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Purging configuration files for grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Removing shim-signed (1.18~16.04.1+0.8-0ubuntu2) ...
Purging configuration files for shim-signed (1.18~16.04.1+0.8-0ubuntu2) ...
Removing grub2-common (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Removing grub-efi-amd64-bin (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Removing grub-common (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
TPurging configuration files for grub-common (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for install-info (6.1.0.dfsg.1-5) ...
$ sudo apt-get install grub-efi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  shim
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  grub-common grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-amd64-bin grub2-common
Suggested packages:
  multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  grub-common grub-efi grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-amd64-bin grub2-common
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,546 B/2,939 kB of archives.
After this operation, 16.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 file:/home/samjnaa/ab/orig_amd64_a-g grub-common 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 [1,707 kB]
Get:2 file:/home/samjnaa/ab/orig_amd64_a-g grub2-common 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 [511 kB]
Get:3 file:/home/samjnaa/ab/orig_amd64_a-g grub-efi-amd64-bin 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 [653 kB]
Get:4 file:/home/samjnaa/ab/orig_amd64_a-g grub-efi-amd64 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 [65.7 kB]
Get:5 http://ubuntu.mirror.lrz.de/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 grub-efi amd64 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 [2,546 B]
Fetched 2,546 B in 2s (928 B/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub-common.
(Reading database ... 225632 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../grub-common_2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking grub-common (2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package grub2-common.
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