Bug#498771: discover: Cannot uninstall - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#498771: discover: Cannot uninstall - Debian ; Package: discover Version: 2.1.2-2 Severity: normal Uninstalling discover from my system is failing: Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 318892 files and directories currently installed.) Removing discover ... dpkg: error processing discover (--remove): cannot remove ...

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  1. Bug#498771: discover: Cannot uninstall

    Package: discover
    Version: 2.1.2-2
    Severity: normal

    Uninstalling discover from my system is failing:

    Extracting templates from packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    (Reading database ... 318892 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing discover ...
    dpkg: error processing discover (--remove):
    cannot remove file `/usr/share/man/man5/discover-modprobe.conf.5.gz': Not a directory
    Removing libdiscover2 ...
    dpkg: error processing libdiscover2 (--remove):
    cannot remove file `/usr/share/man/man5/discover.conf.5.gz': Not a directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    discover
    libdiscover2
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
    Press return to continue.


    -- System Information:
    Debian Release: lenny/sid
    APT prefers testing
    APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
    Architecture: i386 (i686)

    Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
    Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
    Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

    Versions of packages discover depends on:
    ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.22 Debian configuration management sy
    pn libdiscover2 (no description available)

    discover recommends no packages.

    -- debconf information:
    discover/install_hw_packages:



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  2. Bug#498771: marked as done (discover: Cannot uninstall)


    Your message dated Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:18:38 +0200
    with message-id <20080916131838.GE25547@qamar>
    and subject line Re: Bug#498771: not a bug
    has caused the Debian Bug report #498771,
    regarding discover: Cannot uninstall
    to be marked as done.

    This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
    If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
    Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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