ubuntu12.04 only: version number does not start with digit

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 28 17:18:54 UTC 2012

On 09/28/2012 09:26 AM, Preston Hagar wrote:
> sorry, it looks like I was a little short on the last command.  It
> should have been:
> sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq dibbler-client
> That said, it looks like the package is trying to do a stop via the
> init script and failing.  You might try, before running the dpkg
> command, to do a
> /etc/init.d/dibbler-client stop
>  Next, I would try to do a
> ps aux | grep dibb
> which should hopefully give you the processes of any dibbler-client
> processes running.  You can then either do a
> killall dibbler-client
> or
> kill <pid>
> where <pid> is the process id number of the dibbler-client.  Then once
> you are sure it isn't running, try again.  Hopefully this will do
> it,but if not, post back.
> Preston

It appears that this is common problem with dibbler-client (google on
"Stopping DHCPv6 client: invoke-rc.d: initscript"):

[Stopping DHCPv6 client: invoke-rc.d: initscript dibbler-client, action
"stop" failed.]

[dibbler-client: after removing package with dselect impossible to purge
Message #10:
may contain a workaround worth trying.

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