Perl lib error - possible bug

Florian Diesch diesch at
Fri Nov 20 16:40:55 UTC 2009

Cyborg Alpha <cyborg.alpha.v1 at> writes:

> *name*@*name*:~$ sudo apt-get remove --remove libio-stringy-perl
> [sudo] password for ch3:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   libio-stringy-perl
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> 3 not fully installed or removed.
> After this operation, 360kB disk space will be freed.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> (Reading database ... 193359 files and directories currently installed.)
> Removing libio-stringy-perl ...
> dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute installed pre-removal script: Exec 
> format error

Did you have a crash or file system problems lately?

 echo '#!/bin/sh' |sudo tee /var/lib/dpkg/info/libio-stringy-perl.prerm

remove and install libio-stringy-perl again.


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