PHP5-Common 5.2.6-6maemo5 removal errors, Nokia N900

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Feb 24 09:04:53 UTC 2015

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On 20 February 2015 at 17:01, David Watt <monkeyman_stones at> wrote:
> Hello Ubuntu Developers,
> I had installed php5-common onto my Nokia N900 months ago (running Maemo 5),
> along with all of the other available php5 components for the device. Upon
> use the language (syntax and components) was not familiar and I decided to
> delete all php5 components. All but 1 component removed cleanly -
> php5-common, which fails each time a removal or autoremoval is attempted by
> the App manager and terminal. It is now displayed as an available update,
> but the update also fails.
> If the Ubuntu Developers (or anyone at Ubuntu) could assist me in properly
> removing the broken php5-common (5.2.6-6maemo5) I would very much appreciate
> it. I am prepared to provide you what you ask me for to correct this, but
> think it would be wothwhile and/or best to have specific terminal commands
> you outline, for such task. I did follow the forum for this
> specific problem (which other Maemo5 users have also experienced) but the
> outcome was the same.
> You can and should feel free to contact me at monkeyman_stones at
> or call me at USA (413) 534-1449 (but, that is the number for the device
> having the removal issue). To reach me at a telephone number which is not
> connected to the device having the issue, please call USA (413) 322-9447. As
> has been made clear to me many times, Ubuntu has (or, perhaps had) an office
> location in Boston and/or Worcester Massachusetts and I can travel there for
> direct interaction for easier assistance if Ubuntu Developers would prefer.
> Thank you sincerely for your time, efforts and all help which you can and/or
> will provide me for this issue,
> David A. Watt
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> Holyoke, MA 01040-2524
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> Cell: (413) 534-1449
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> Thank you again for your time, consideration and efforts.
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