Removal fails with `update-inetd: error: --group is only relevant with --add`

Bug #1792582 reported by Dan Watkins on 2018-09-14
This bug affects 1 person
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sendmail (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ sudo apt-get remove -y sendmail-base 100 [ 09:37:15 ]
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, 867 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 260510 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing sendmail-base (8.15.2-11) ...
update-inetd: error: --group is only relevant with --add
dpkg: error processing package sendmail-base (--remove):
 installed sendmail-base package pre-removal script subprocess returned error exit status 255
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: sendmail-base 8.15.2-11
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-7.8-generic 4.18.5
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu9
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri Sep 14 09:25:36 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-23 (325 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: sendmail
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to cosmic on 2018-09-10 (3 days ago)

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