ttf-mathematica: neither installed nor removed

David Curtis dcurtis at
Tue Jan 27 18:53:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:28:53 +0530
"H.S.Rai" <hardeep.rai at> wrote:

> I tried to install ttf-mathematica.  But I guess there is some issue
> with this package.
> Now whenever I upgrade or install, apt-get run in to problem and give
> message that ttf-mathematica is not installed properly.
> On update it give message:
> > 1 not fully installed or removed
> and then:
> > checking MathFonts_TrueType_41.exe
> > Downloaded file looks corrupted!
> > dpkg: error processing ttf-mathematica4.1 (--configure):
> > subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> > ttf-mathematica4.1
> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> If I want to remove it, again it give following message:
> > E: ttf-mathematica4.1: subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
> Now I want it should remove partial installed  ttf-mathematica and
> should not try to install on next run of apt-get. What should I do?
There's two things you can do. One is to create the missing files so you can completely remove. This link from the forums shows you how:

The other way would be to find a working link for 'MathFonts_TrueType_41.exe' and change the link in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ttf-mathematica4.1.xxxx install script.

David Curtis <dcurtis at>

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