"sudo aptitude install scsiadd" removes packages (wiped out system)

Bug #374189 reported by Kevin Sullivan on 2009-05-09
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
scsiadd (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

"sudo aptitude install scsiadd" REMOVED ALL MY SOFTWARE -- Jaunty 64 bit on Intel i7 CPU.

Yes, it was my fault because I hit "yes" too soon. But I don't believe that catastrophic changes should be made so easy. I don't have a backup because I was installing this package precisely so that I could mount an external esata drive *to run by first backup* The text that aptitude produced ran off my screen but you can see what it did, below.

Kevin

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Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe scsiadd 1.96-1 [13.0kB]
Fetched 13.0kB in 0s (27.9kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 208929 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gnome-office ...
Removing abiword-plugin-mathview ...
Removing abiword-plugin-grammar ...
Removing abiword-help ...
Removing afio ...
Removing gnome-desktop-environment ...
Removing alacarte ...
Removing alsa-base ...
Removing alsa-utils ...
Removing gnome-app-install ...
Removing app-install-data ...
Removing apport-gtk ...
Removing apport ...
 * Stopping automatic crash report generation: apport [ OK ]
Removing apt-xapian-index ...
Removing index /var/lib/apt-xapian-index...
Removing gnome-accessibility ...
Removing gok ...
Removing dasher ...
Removing gnome-orca ...
Removing python-pyatspi ...
Removing at-spi ...
Removing bluetooth ...
Removing bluez ...
 * Stopping bluetooth [ OK ]
Removing bluez-alsa ...
Removing bluez-cups ...
Removing libmbca0 ...
Removing bluez-gnome ...
Removing bluez-gstreamer ...
Removing buffer ...
Removing gnome-core ...
Removing nautilus ...
Removing gnome-session ...
Removing gnome-applets ...
Removing fast-user-switch-applet ...
Removing cheese ...
Removing dasher-data ...
Removing deskbar-applet ...
Removing desktop-base ...
Removing dmz-cursor-theme ...
Removing dvd+rw-tools ...
Removing ekiga ...
Removing empathy ...
Removing eog ...
Removing espeak ...
Removing libgnome-speech7 ...
Removing libespeak1 ...
Removing espeak-data ...
Removing evince ...
Removing evolution-exchange ...
Removing gnome-nettool ...
Removing finger ...
Removing gcalctool ...
Removing gconf-editor ...
Removing python-apport ...
Removing gdb ...
Removing gdebi ...
Removing gdebi-core ...
Removing gdm-themes ...
Removing gdm ...
Removing ggzcore-bin ...
Removing gimp ...
Removing gimp-data ...
Removing gnome-accessibility-themes ...
Removing gnome-applets-data ...
Removing gnome-backgrounds ...
Removing gnome-games ...
Removing gnome-games-data ...
Removing gnome-cards-data ...
Removing gnome-games-extra-data ...
Removing gnome-mag ...
Removing gnome-netstatus-applet ...
Removing gnome-network-admin ...
Removing gnome-power-manager ...
Removing gnome-screensaver ...
Removing gnome-spell ...
Removing gnome-system-monitor ...
Removing gnome-system-tools ...
Removing gnome-terminal ...
Removing gnome-terminal-data ...
Removing gnome-themes ...
Removing gnome-themes-extras ...
Removing gnome-themes-selected ...
Removing gnome-user-guide ...
Removing gnome-utils ...
Removing gnome-vfs-obexftp ...
Removing gnome-volume-manager ...
Removing gnumeric ...
Removing gnumeric-common ...
Removing gnumeric-doc ...
Removing libempathy-gtk19 ...
Removing libempathy23 ...
Removing libtelepathy-farsight0 ...
Removing libgstfarsight0.10-0 ...
Removing gstreamer0.10-nice ...
Removing gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight ...
Removing gstreamer0.10-tools ...
Removing gthumb ...
Removing gthumb-data ...
Removing gtk2-engines ...
Removing gtk2-engines-pixbuf ...
Removing gucharmap ...
Removing guile-1.8-libs ...
Removing gvfs-bin ...
Removing hardinfo ...
Removing imagemagick ...
Removing imagemagick-doc ...
Removing inkscape ...
Removing latex-xft-fonts ...
No CIDSupplement specified for Batang-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for ZenHei-CNS, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Gulim-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for ZenHei, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Dotum-Regular, defaulting to 0.
No CIDSupplement specified for Headline-Regular, defaulting to 0.
Regenerating /etc/vflib3/vflibcap... Regenerating /etc/vflib3/vflibcap-tex... done
Updating fontconfig cache for /usr/share/fonts/truetype/latex-xft-fonts
Removing libapm1 ...
Removing mousetweaks ...
Removing libgail-gnome-module ...
Removing libatspi1.0-0 ...
Removing vinagre ...
Removing libavahi-ui0 ...
Removing libgegl-0.0-0 ...
Removing libbabl-0.0-0 ...
Removing python-numpy ...
Removing liblapack3gf ...
Removing libblas3gf ...
Removing python-brlapi ...
Removing libbrlapi0.5 ...
Removing libgnome2-perl ...
Removing libgnome2-canvas-perl ...
Removing libgtk2-perl ...
Removing libcairo-perl ...
Removing seahorse-plugins ...
Removing seahorse ...
Removing libcryptui0 ...
Removing sound-juicer ...
Removing libmusicbrainz3-6 ...
Removing libdiscid0 ...
Removing libdmx1 ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-all ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-wacom ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-mouse ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-kbd ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-all ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-voodoo ...
Removing libgl1-mesa-dri ...
Removing libempathy-common ...
Removing libempathy-gtk-common ...
Removing telepathy-haze ...
Removing libpurple0 ...
Removing libgadu3 ...
Removing libgdict-1.0-6 ...
Removing libgtkmathview0c2a ...
Removing libgdome2-cpp-smart0c2a ...
Removing libgdome2-0 ...
Removing libgfortran3 ...
Removing libggzmod4 ...
Removing libggzcore9 ...
Removing libggz2 ...
Removing xsane ...
Removing libgimp2.0 ...
Removing rss-glx ...
Removing libglew1.5 ...
Removing libgnome2-vfs-perl ...
Removing libglib-perl ...
Removing tomboy ...
Removing libgmime2.2a-cil ...
Removing libgmime2.2a-cil from Mono
Removing libgmime-2.0-2a ...
Removing libgnome-mag2 ...
Removing libgnomepanel2.24-cil ...
Removing libgnomevfs2-bin ...
Removing libgoffice-0-6 ...
Removing libgoffice-0-6-common ...
Removing libgsf-gnome-1-114 ...
Removing libgtk-vnc-1.0-0 ...
Removing python-gtkhtml2 ...
Removing libgtkhtml2-0 ...
Removing libzephyr3 ...
Removing libhesiod0 ...
Removing libjinglep2p0.3-0 ...
Removing libjinglexmpp0.3-0 ...
Removing libjinglexmllite0.3-0 ...
Removing libjinglebase0.3-0 ...
Removing liblink-grammar4 ...
Removing libmeanwhile1 ...
Removing telepathy-mission-control ...
Removing libmissioncontrol-server1 ...
Removing libmissioncontrol-client0 ...
Removing liboobs-1-4 ...
Removing system-tools-backends ...
 * Stopping System Tools Backends system-tools-backends [ OK ]
 * Reloading system message bus config... [ OK ]
Removing libnet-dbus-perl ...
Removing libnice0 ...
Removing network-manager-gnome ...
Removing network-manager ...
 * Stopping network connection manager NetworkManager [ OK ]
 Removing any system startup links for /etc/init.d/NetworkManager ...
   /etc/rc2.d/S50NetworkManager
   /etc/rc3.d/S50NetworkManager
   /etc/rc4.d/S50NetworkManager
   /etc/rc5.d/S50NetworkManager
Removing libnl1 ...
Removing liferea ...
Removing libnm-glib0 ...
Removing libnm-util1 ...
Removing libopal3.6.1 ...
Removing libpoppler-glib4 ...
Removing libportaudio2 ...
Removing libpt2.6.1-plugins-v4l2 ...
Removing libpt2.6.1-plugins-alsa ...
Removing libpt2.6.1 ...
Removing libpurple-bin ...
Removing libsilc-1.1-2 ...
Removing libsoup2.2-8 ...
Removing libspectre1 ...
Removing swfdec-gnome ...
Removing libswfdec-0.8-0 ...
Removing telepathy-salut ...
Removing telepathy-gabble ...
Removing libtelepathy2 ...
Removing libtelepathy-glib0 ...
Removing totem ...
Removing totem-plugins ...
Removing libtrackerclient0 ...
Removing libudev0 ...
Removing vino ...
Removing libunique-1.0-0 ...
Removing libwmf-bin ...
Removing libxml-twig-perl ...
Removing libxml-xpath-perl ...
Removing link-grammar-dictionaries-en ...
Removing linux-sound-base ...
Removing lzop ...
Removing mdadm ...
 * Stopping MD monitoring service mdadm --monitor [ OK ]
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Removing menu ...
Removing menu-xdg ...
Removing metacity ...
Removing mobile-broadband-provider-info ...
Removing mtools ...
Removing nautilus-data ...
Removing p7zip ...
Removing pidgin-data ...
Removing pkg-config ...
Removing planner ...
Removing python-4suite-doc ...
Removing serpentine ...
Removing python-4suite-xml ...
Removing python-beagle ...
Removing telepathy-butterfly ...
Removing python-msn ...
Removing python-crypto ...
Removing python-debian ...
Removing python-gdata ...
Removing python-gst0.10 ...
Removing python-launchpad-bugs ...
Removing python-launchpad-integration ...
Removing python-lxml ...
Removing system-config-printer-gnome ...
Removing python-notify ...
Removing python-rdflib ...
Removing python-pkg-resources ...
Removing python-problem-report ...
Removing python-renderpm ...
Removing python-uniconvertor ...
Removing python-reportlab-accel ...
Removing python-reportlab ...
Removing python-sexy ...
Removing software-properties-gtk ...
Removing python-software-properties ...
Removing python-telepathy ...
Removing python-xapian ...
Removing python-xdg ...
Removing tsclient ...
Removing rdesktop ...
Removing rhythmbox ...
Removing screen-resolution-extra ...
Removing update-notifier ...
Removing update-manager ...
Removing synaptic ...
Removing syslinux ...
Removing totem-mozilla ...
Removing totem-gstreamer ...
Removing totem-common ...
Removing transmission-gtk ...
Removing transmission-common ...
Removing ubuntu-gdm-themes ...
Removing whois ...
Removing xfonts-base ...
Removing xsane-common ...
Removing xscreensaver-data ...
Removing xscreensaver-gl ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-vmware ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-vesa ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-v4l ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-tseng ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-trident ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-tdfx ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-sisusb ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-sis ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-savage ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-s3virge ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-s3 ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-rendition ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-ati ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-radeon ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-r128 ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-openchrome ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-nv ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-neomagic ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-mga ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-mach64 ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-intel ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-i128 ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-fbdev ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-cirrus ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-chips ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-ark ...
Removing xserver-xorg-video-apm ...
Removing libdrm-intel1 ...
Removing abiword ...
Removing abiword-common ...
Removing libaiksaurusgtk-1.2-0c2a ...
Removing libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a ...
Removing libaiksaurus-1.2-data ...
Removing xserver-xorg ...
Removing libots0 ...
Removing libwv-1.2-3 ...
Removing indicator-applet ...
Removing indicator-messages ...
Removing gnome-panel ...
Removing gnome-control-center ...
Removing capplets-data ...
Removing gnome-about ...
Removing gnome-menus ...
Removing gnome-panel-data ...
Removing gnome-settings-daemon ...
Removing xserver-xorg-input-evdev ...
Removing xserver-xorg-core ...
Removing libgnomekbdui3 ...
Removing libgnomekbd3 ...
Removing libgnomekbd-common ...
Removing libindicate1 ...
Removing libxklavier12 ...
Removing x11-xkb-utils ...
Removing libxkbfile1 ...
Removing libxss1 ...
Removing python-gmenu ...
Removing ubuntu-system-service ...
Removing xserver-common ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 5 removed doc-base file(s)...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'

Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'

Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'

Unknown media type in type 'fonts/package'

Unknown media type in type 'interface/x-winamp-skin'

Processing triggers for python-support ...
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Processing triggers for hal ...
Regenerating hal fdi cache ...
 * Restarting Hardware abstraction layer hald [ OK ]
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-server
^Cdpkg: subprocess post-installation script killed by signal (Interrupt)
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.92bubuntu29) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done

arky (arky) on 2009-08-27
affects: ubuntu → scsiadd (Ubuntu)
ceg (ceg) wrote :

Not installable in 9.10 either.

# aptitude install scsiadd
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut
Lese Status-Informationen ein... Fertig
Lese erweiterte Statusinformationen
Initialisiere Paketstatus... Fertig
Schreibe erweiterte Statusinformationen... Fertig
Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden zusätzlich installiert:
  scsiadd
Die folgenden Pakete werden ENTFERNT:
  amarok-common{u} amarok-utils{u} k3b-data{u} ktorrent-data{u} latex2html{u} libaqhbci16{u} libclucene0ldbl{u} libepub0{u} libflac++6{u}
  libindicate-qt0{u} liblastfm0{u} liblzma0{u} libmsn0.1{u} libotr2{u} libpackagekit-glib11{u} libpackagekit-qt11{u} libpolkit-dbus2{u}
  libpolkit-grant2{u} libpolkit-qt0{u} libpolkit2{u} libpoppler-qt2{u} libpoppler-qt4-3{u} libqca2{u} libqca2-plugin-ossl{u} libqscintilla2-5{u}
  libqtscript4-core{u} libqtscript4-gui{u} libqtscript4-network{u} libqtscript4-sql{u} libqtscript4-uitools{u} libqtscript4-xml{u} libscim8c2a{u}
  libsoprano4{u} libstreamanalyzer0{u} libstreams0{u} libstrigiqtdbusclient0{u} libtag-extras1{u} libtidy-0.99-0{u} libvncserver0{u}
  libxcb-shape0{u} libxcb-shm0{u} libxcb-xv0{u} libxine1{u} libxine1-bin{u} libxine1-console{u} libxine1-misc-plugins{u} libxine1-x{u} libyaz3{u}
  libyazpp3{u} libzip1{u} lilypond{u} lilypond-data{u} lilypond-doc{u} marble-data{u} packagekit{u} packagekit-backend-apt{u} perl-doc{u}
  phonon-backend-xine{u} policykit{u} python-packagekit{u} python-qt4-dbus{u} quassel-data{u} soprano-daemon{u} tex4ht{u} tex4ht-common{u}
  texlive-xetex{u}
0 Pakete aktualisiert, 1 zusätzlich installiert, 66 werden entfernt und 7 nicht aktualisiert.
Muss 13,0kB an Archiven herunterladen. Nach dem Entpacken werden 418MB frei werden.
Wollen Sie fortsetzen? [Y/n/?] n
Abbruch.

Changed in scsiadd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - "sudo aptitude install scsiadd" wiped out my Jaunty 64 install
+ "sudo aptitude install scsiadd" removes packages (wiped out system)
ceg (ceg) wrote :

maybe try "sudo rescan-scsi-bus.sh" from package scsitools

ceg (ceg) wrote :

with synaptic it does not seem to want to remove packages

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