Can't associate problem with any particular event package apt 1.2.15ubuntu0.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1658357 reported by Hedley Finger on 2017-01-21
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
systemd (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Appeared during boot

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: apt 1.2.15ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-30.32~16.04.1-lowlatency 4.8.6
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-30-lowlatency i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.4
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jan 21 20:36:18 2017
ErrorMessage: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-11-20 (62 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release i386 (20160719)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.15ubuntu0.2
SourcePackage: apt
Title: package apt 1.2.15ubuntu0.2 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Hedley Finger (hedley-finger) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

That seems to be a systemd issue, we don't do anything special with systemd in apt.

Failed to stop apt-daily.timer: Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out
See system logs and 'systemctl status apt-daily.timer' for details.
Failed to get load state of apt-daily.timer: Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out

affects: apt (Ubuntu) → systemd (Ubuntu)
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
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