package plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text 0.8.2-2ubuntu28 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

Bug #883439 reported by maccus on 2011-10-29
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plymouth (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This happened in VirtualBox upon a fresh install of Ubuntu Natty Satanic Edition, an immediate package upgrade, reboot and then a dist upgrade to Oneiric.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text 0.8.2-2ubuntu28
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-12.51-generic 2.6.38.8
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 29 13:02:54 2011
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/satanic-logo/satanic-logo.plymouth
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu Satanic Edition - i386 (20110726)
Lsusb:
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
MachineType: innotek GmbH VirtualBox
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-12-generic root=UUID=871f00d7-d162-49f8-a0d5-b992db98b427 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcFB: 0 VESA VGA
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-12-generic root=UUID=871f00d7-d162-49f8-a0d5-b992db98b427 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: Error: command ['readlink', '/etc/alternatives/text.plymouth'] failed with exit code 1:
Title: package plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text 0.8.2-2ubuntu28 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-29 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 12/01/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH
dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2:
dmi.product.name: VirtualBox
dmi.product.version: 1.2
dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH

maccus (maccus) wrote :
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The error message in the logs is:

Setting up plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text (0.8.2-2ubuntu28) ...update-alternatives: error: readlink(/etc/alternatives/text.plymouth) failed: Invalid argument
dpkg: error processing plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

 This is not a bug in the Ubuntu plymouth package. It is likely a bug in the Ubuntu Satanic Edition that you installed from, which is not an official flavor of Ubuntu. You probably need to remove whatever is currently at /etc/alternatives/text.plymouth and run dpkg --configure -a.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
maccus (maccus) wrote :

That's right the dpkg command did the trick, thanx. I uploaded this bug because I got the automatic popup to upload the errors to launchpad. There's no way for me to know if this bug was caused by un unsupported version or not.

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