installed quassel core and client, ran fine.. tried to uninstall core (to move to another machine), and failed to userdel quassel-core

Bug #496015 reported by wagle on 2009-12-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
quassel (Ubuntu)
Scott Kitterman

Bug Description

Binary package hint: quassel

My email is on a different system than the one the error occurred on, hence I have no idea if the report got through.

The (pre?) post-uninstall script tried to userdel "quassel-core" and failed (error 8). I think because it was still running.

I guess the daemon needs to be killed first?

ProblemType: Package
AptOrdering: quassel-core: Purge
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 12 14:12:11 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: quassel-core (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.52-generic
SourcePackage: quassel
Title: package quassel-core (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

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wagle (wagle) wrote :
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Actually, trying to delete the user on purge is a mistake because it can cause unowned files to be left on the system.

Changed in quassel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Scott Kitterman (kitterman)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → lucid-alpha-3
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package quassel - 0.5.2-0ubuntu2

quassel (0.5.2-0ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * Do not remove quassel user or group when the core is purged (LP: #496015)
    - Has the potentil for leaving unowned files on the system and causes
      postrm failures
 -- Scott Kitterman <email address hidden> Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:49:33 -0500

Changed in quassel (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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