after install macchanger -> erro : subprocess post-install script returned error exit status 1

Bug #386033 reported by alfatec on 2009-06-11
This bug affects 1 person
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macchanger (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: macchanger

have a problem when after install macchanger: subprocess post-install script returned error exit status 1
 and when i try to remove the fowling error occurs :

 macchanger: subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

sudo apt-get remove macchanger
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 332kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 127967 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing macchanger ...
install-info: No dir file specified; try --help for more information.
dpkg: error processing macchanger (--remove):
 subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
 libgcc1 1:4.3.3-5ubuntu4
 gcc-4.3-base 4.3.3-5ubuntu4
 findutils 4.4.0-2ubuntu4
 libc6 2.9-4ubuntu6
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: macchanger 1.5.0-3
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: macchanger
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Carey Underwood (cwillu) wrote :

Can you pastebin the contents of "/var/lib/dpkg/info/macchanger.prerm"?

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

From the error message:

install-info: No dir file specified; try --help for more information.

This is likely due to install-info being installed in /usr/local/bin, by some other piece of software, and it is not the dpkg version of install-info but rather the GNU version. Subsequently, when a package installer tries to use the wrong version of install-info it fails. You could remove install-info from /usr/local/bin or rename but that might break whatever software you installed that put that there. I'd recommend you create a symlink for the dpkg version of install-info in /usr/local/sbin:

ln -s /usr/sbin/install-info /usr/local/sbin/install-info

This will allow to use a package manager again.

Changed in macchanger (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Do you have a locally installed version of Texlive 2008 ?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

 We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in macchanger (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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