package grub-common 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1607832 reported by Muelli on 2016-07-29
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

the X server sort of crashed and I tried to update everything before I reboot.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: grub-common 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2
Uname: Linux 4.7.0-040700-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jul 29 12:06:36 2016
ErrorMessage: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-02 (240 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151027)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.7.0-040700-generic root=/dev/mapper/lvm--vg-ubuntu--root ro rootflags=subvol=@ cryptopts=target=crypto,source=/dev/disk/by-uuid/4a1951b7-3604-4891-8ec6-3f5c9112d30d quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.12~ubuntu16.04.1
SourcePackage: grub2
Title: package grub-common 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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

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

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
John Collis (john.collis) wrote :

It would appear that the script /etc/init.d/grub-common is looking for /lib/init/vars.sh which does not exist.

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