Help!!! adept nightmare

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 21:17:19 GMT 2006


> If you want to install vmware-player:
> Open Konsole (kmenu -> system -> konsole)
> Run the command:
> $ sudo apt-get install vmware-player
>
> If you don't want it:
> Open Konsole (kmenu -> system -> konsole)
> Run the command:
> $ sudo apt-get --purge remove vmware-player
>
> Hope it works for you.

Nope. This is truly a nightmare. I wouldn't even mind so much if it
was my fault. WHo could believe that simply trying to update kopete
would cause this mess...

Anyway, I don't want vmware-player (I wish I'd never heard of it), so:

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sudo apt-get --purge remove vmware-player

Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  vmware-player
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'
  what():  basic_string::_S_construct NULL not valid
Aborted
[H:~] Errors were encountered while processing:
 vmware-player

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OK, so it's telling me to install it first. So:

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[H:~] sudo apt-get install vmware-player
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  vmware-player
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/11.8MB of archives.
After unpacking 32.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package vmware-player.
(Reading database ...
dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `vmware-player'
missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
144596 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace vmware-player 1.0.1-4 (using
.../vmware-player_1.0.1-4_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement vmware-player ...
Setting up vmware-player (1.0.1-4) ...

Configuration file `/etc/vmware/config'
 ==> File on system created by you or by a script.
 ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
   What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
    Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
    N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
      D     : show the differences between the versions
      Z     : background this process to examine the situation
 The default action is to keep your current version.
*** config (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
Now configuring VMware Player.  (This may take some time...)
Configuring a bridged network for vmnet0.

Configuring a NAT network for vmnet8.

Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)...

The subnet 172.16.54.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases~ that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf that this program was about to install
already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

Configuring a host-only network for vmnet1.

Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)...

The subnet 172.16.143.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

The file /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases~ that this program was about to
install already exists.  Overwrite? [yes] no

Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                  failed
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                         failed
invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 vmware-player
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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OK, so maybe now it will remove:

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[H:~] sudo apt-get --purge remove vmware-player
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  vmware-player*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 32.0MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 145000 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing vmware-player ...
Stopping VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                                 done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                                 done
   Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "stop" failed.
dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--purge):
 subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
Errors were encountered while processing:
 vmware-player
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
[H:~]

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ARGH!

I am now beginning to hate apt as much as I grew to hate urpmi under Mandriva.



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