[Bug 640634] [NEW] package samba 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal.

JoeBlack jlblack at clear.net
Thu Sep 16 17:35:26 BST 2010


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: samba

samba failed to install from upgrade to 10.10 and hung with install
manually from terminal

jblack24 at Mobile:~$ sudo su
root at Mobile:/home/jblack24# apt-get remove samba
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  samba
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 21.1MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
dpkg: error processing samba (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
 samba
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root at Mobile:/home/jblack24# apt-get install samba
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
samba is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/7,450kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package samba.
(Reading database ... 151618 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace samba 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6 (using .../samba_2%3a3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6_i386.deb) ...
nmbd stop/waiting
stop: Unknown instance: 
Unpacking replacement samba ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ufw ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Setting up samba (2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/smbstatus.samba3 to provide /usr/bin/smbstatus (smbstatus) in auto mode.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: samba 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-21.31-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-21-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
AptOrdering: samba: Remove
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Sep 16 11:29:50 2010
ErrorMessage: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 nautilus 1:2.31.92-0ubuntu1
 gvfs 1.6.3-0ubuntu2
SambaClientRegression: Yes
SourcePackage: samba
Title: package samba 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should  reinstall it before attempting a removal.

** Affects: samba (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: apport-package i386 maverick

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package samba 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu6 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should  reinstall it before attempting a removal.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/640634
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