[Piuparts-devel] Bug#677337: piuparts: [install-upgrade-purge] should call apt-get purge, not apt-get remove and dpkg --purge

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed Jun 13 10:22:05 UTC 2012

Package: piuparts
Version: 0.44
Severity: important
User: luca at pca.it
Usertags: debian-packaging
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts

Hi there!

It seems that Bacula packages are generating a lot of piuparts noise ;-)

piuparts discovered #670427, which has been fixed.  However, piuparts
(with the NACK patch at #676694) still reports it, while I am not able
to reproduce it by hand:
(base-sid)root at gismo:/# dpkg-query -W bacula\*
bacula-common   5.2.6+dfsg-1
bacula-common-sqlite3   5.2.6+dfsg-1
bacula-director-common  5.2.6+dfsg-1
bacula-director-sqlite3 5.2.6+dfsg-1
(base-sid)root at gismo:/# ls /etc/dbconfig-common/
bacula-director-sqlite3.conf  config

(base-sid)root at gismo:/# apt-get remove bacula-director-sqlite3
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  dbconfig-common sqlite3
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
(base-sid)root at gismo:/# ls /etc/dbconfig-common/
bacula-director-sqlite3.conf  config
(base-sid)root at gismo:/# dpkg --purge bacula-director-sqlite3
(Reading database ... 13599 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing bacula-director-sqlite3 ...
Purging configuration files for bacula-director-sqlite3 ...
(base-sid)root at gismo:/# ls /etc/dbconfig-common/

(base-sid)root at gismo:/#

The problem is that piuparts does an `apt-get remove` with all the
dependencies installed for bacula-director-sqlite3, thus dbconfig-common
gets removed *before* bacula-director-sqlite3 is purged.  I am not sure
how to solve this except with:

  # apt-get remove bacula-director-sqlite3
  # dpkg --purge bacula-director-sqlite3
  # apt-get autoremove

Piuparts logs are available at:


Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.3.0-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages piuparts depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  debootstrap       1.0.40
ii  lsb-release       4.1+Debian7
ii  lsof              4.86+dfsg-1
ii  python            2.7.3~rc2-1
ii  python-apt        0.8.4
ii  python-debian     0.1.21
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python2.6         2.6.7-4
ii  python2.7         2.7.3~rc2-2.1

piuparts recommends no packages.

Versions of packages piuparts suggests:
ii  ghostscript  9.05~dfsg-6
pn  python-rpy   <none>

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