package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic 2.6.24-16.23 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1

Bug #496604 reported by pgngp on 2009-12-14
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Bug Description

When I try to completely remove linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic, I get an error: "E: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1". Following is the console output:

(Reading database ... 238354 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

gzip: stdout: No space left on device
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
dpkg: error processing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic (--purge):
 subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Removing linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic ...
Running postrm hook script /sbin/update-grub.
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-25-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
Replacing config file /var/run/grub/menu.lst with new version
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

Purging configuration files for linux-image-2.6.24-16-generic ...
Running postrm hook script /sbin/update-grub.
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-25-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Setting up linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-26-generic (2.6.24-26.43) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic

Setting up linux-image-generic (2.6.24.26.28) ...

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec 14 10:39:14 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic 2.6.24-16.23
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24
Title: package linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16-generic 2.6.24-16.23 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-26-generic i686

pgngp (pankaj-gupta) wrote :
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. It seems that there was an error on your system when trying to install a particular package due to a lack of free space on your system. Please resolve this situation manually and try to install the package again.

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
tags: added: failure-in-buffer-write
tags: added: hardy
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